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Picture of puppy

Postby Faster horses » Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:59 am

SSAP was so great to help me with the picture of the puppy so this is a test to see if I followed her instructions and the picture will pop up. If there is no picture, everyone will know I failed to follow the instructions. So here goes nothing...

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Postby Big Muddy rancher » Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:00 am

Think you have to try again, there FH :cowboy:
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Re: Picture of puppy

Postby HAY MAKER » Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:33 am

Faster horses wrote:SSAP was so great to help me with the picture of the puppy so this is a test to see if I followed her instructions and the picture will pop up. If there is no picture, everyone will know I failed to follow the instructions. So here goes nothing...


thats a good looking lil pup fasterhorses what will you take for her?...........good luck

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Postby Faster horses » Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:00 pm

I'm glad you like her, haymaker. They are intelligent and are fantastic working dogs. She is a lot of fun. These dogs have their own personalities and part of that is to stay right with you. When you are outside, you don't have to worry about them running off, just look down and there they are. Our old dog never had a leash on her in 15 years. She minded so good and like I said, stayed right with you. The old dog was really tough and never barked at a cow in her life. The old dog was also a great watchdog. This pup is 13 weeks old and she already barks when someone drives in!

They are cool dogs. We are glad we got her.

Thanks!

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Postby Tom S » Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:22 pm

Faster Horses,

You know how to make a guy feel bad. You passed me up bigtime with this computer stuff. Great pup! :cry2:
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Postby Faster horses » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:28 pm

Don't feel bad, Tom S. Your flag picture is truly awesome!!

And I didn't pass ANYBODY up--I'm still the low man (woman) here as Malcom had to put the photo in for me, (sigh).

I still need help and LOTS OF IT!!
But I'll keep hanging in there cuz this place is pretty much
ingrained in my brain now!

As for the pup, thanks!!

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Postby Aaron » Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:07 pm

I must have missed the thread about your pup, faster horses.

What is the breed/breeds? Good looking pup indeed.

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Postby Faster horses » Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:30 pm

WOW! Is that picture of you?

Congratulations--I think you are the first to post a photo of themselves!

This breed of dog has been raised by these folks for over 40 years--and they don't know what they are. Seriously!!

We got one in 1989 and she was the best dog we ever owned. The dogs are well known in western Montana and are called "the Birrer's Dogs" because they are raised by a family named Birrer. They got the original dogs from someone named Green~They have kept the line going all this time but they are running out of dogs. They watch for 'type' and breed to new dogs they see that fit their creteria. We tried to get one for the past five years with no luck. One day, out of the blue, Pete Birrer called up and said he had 2 female pups and did we want one? We lost our old dog last year. We have a nice Blue Heeler/Aussie cross and didn't really want another dog at this time (we never try to get pups in the winter)~but we know these dogs are special and didn't want to pass up the opportunity. Might not be another chance to get one~so we met them in Rapid City during the Stock Show and got our pup.

So far, so good. We are delighted with her. They are yellow or tan and natural bob-tailed. Some have a white ring around their neck, this pup doesn't though. A little white on her feet and down her throat is all. Near as I can find out they resemble a Black-mouth cur, except in size~and I have never seen a Black Mouth Cur, except on the internet~and a Rhodesian Ridgeback. (I doubt they are Rhodesian Ridgback, it is just they kind of have that look.) They have the ridge down the back of the head and neck and when they get bothered, it stands right straight up. They have a spookie bark, kind of like a wild dog~that will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck!! They are very devoted and EXCELLENT stock dogs. The old dog, in 15 years, never barked at a cow ONE TIME. She was so good, tough and good. Our cows have alot of respect for a dog because of her. My husband works cattle alone a lot and he depends on the dogs to help. He has a lot of patience and has good dogs. Gets them to mind well when they are very young.

This pup was sniffing in the sagebrush today and I noticed she was bothered and the ridge was standing up on her neck. Maybe a coyote had passed by there!!

Thanks for your interest.

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Postby Aaron » Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:03 am

Interesting info. Amazing anyone could bring a mongrel breed into such a commendable favour among ranchers!

Thought she looked like a bit of a keener for adventure :P .

We just lost our dog of 14 1/2 years at the beginning of February to cancer, 1/2 Sheltie 1/2 Cocker. Damn good dog. When I stop to think about all the things she learned to do, and not to do, over the years...training a new pup seems like a gigantic challenge :-)

I remember, about 7 years ago, I taught her what to do with the cattle when I called her name and made different hand and finger motions in the air. Even though I never got very complicated with her, she picked up quick and could understand when to push the herd forward, pull back, and to shift them in certain directions. It would be interesting to watch her as she would be constantly glancing between the cattle and me to find out any change in directions. It amazed me she never got trampled in all her visual checks. :roll:

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Great lookin' pup

Postby Turkey Track Bar » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:33 am

Faster Horses:

Great lookin' pup. Have you named her yet? It's seems the last I'd read that you were thining of naming her Soap-did it stick?

When I get a chance I'll try and put a picture of our Corgi pup Holly up under my name. What a hound she is! We hope she'll turn into a cow dog and she'd like to be now as she loves to get all the bulls rounded up by the fence and try and drive them back, but she's so little and young we're a little afraid she might get hurt.

Have a great day, and again thanks for the picture....she's very adorable!

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Postby Faster horses » Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:21 pm

Thanks, Turkey track, and I would love to see a picuture of your Corgi. They are about as cute as they come, and the thing about them is, they stay cute!!! Ours will grow up and not be cute as she is now...but yours~they are cute forever!!!

Our daughter had one that got stolen. She called it RD for Rotten Dog. She didn't like the family to leave and raised holy hell when they did!! Hard to imagine what all that dog did!!!

I would like to caution you about working your dog too young. All the trainers say not to let them work until they are close to a year old. We have found that to be good advice. We have seen pups that work too young and get hurt, they are never as good as they would have been before they got hurt. It makes them afraid, it makes them bark, it makes them run to you for help if something is after them. Just a word of caution.

We just changed the name of our pup today to 'Dusty.' She has had several names so far. This one might not stick either. Sometimes we can name them right off the bat, sometimes it takes a few names before one sticks. Our old dog we called 'Zip' and it was her name right off the bat. Fit her well. They are not hyper dogs at all, but they are busy. Very controllable, however. And when it is time to be done, they are done.

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I used to raise Shelties, and they were awesome. We had a spring storm in 1973 and our Sheltie was in heat. We had a major wreck going on due to the weather, and when the weather cleared, we turned the dog out and we got busy checking on everything. We were across the creek when we saw our Sheltie and the neighbors cowdog together...well, she whelped those pups and they turned into great cowdogs. And sheepdogs. One especially was really, really good.

But to cross a Sheltie with a Cocker and have them turn out to be a working dog, I would have never guessed that one would work. Shows you just never know. He sounds like he was such a good one too. What did he look like? Post a picture, if you would. I am very interested to see what he looked like. Isn't it terrible to lose them, though?

We have had dogs all the time, for years. Sometimes 3 at a time, but my husband really bonds with them and he can always control them, easily. They might not all be the best dogs, but they all do MIND. For years we had Heeler Cross and liked them very much. Again now, we have a Heeler/Aussie cross that is a very nice dog. In fact, he is so laid back and has been good to the new pup. He was a year and a half old before he decided he was going to work. I had given up on him totally. But I was wrong. My husband never gives up on them, he loves dogs the most of anything.

We went through some pups that chewed up things so bad. I mean bad. We had never noticed this in the past. And now with the new pup, she doesn't do that. We are wondering if it is caused from being weaned from the mother too young. One dog actually chewed the sheet rock from under the door going into the house from the garage. She also chewed up the armrest in the Scout, chewed up the seat, chewed up the insulation in the tractor, chewed up everything. We finally gave up on her and gave her away. The people that took her have sheep and they really like her. Maybe she was about to quit chewing, when we quit her!!!!

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Postby Turkey Track Bar » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:48 pm

Faster Horses:

Thanks for the caution about starting dogs too soon. My family used to have a range sheep herd and our herder would never start a new border collie until they were at least nine months and usually not until a year. We haven't tried to start Holly, but with the yearling bulls in our "back" yard it's hard to keep her away. She usually goes to the fence and tempts them-and that's as far as she'll go. But, she is getting braver. My hubby said she was trying to herd a couple of pheasant roosters across the yard and was doing well until the roosters brightened up and realized they could be Corgi dinner! I guess it took awhile as they are not the geniuses of the avian species! I hope I get a chance tomorrow to try and work on getting the picture up. My dad took it Christmas day-so it's a little old-but she hasn't changed much-just gotten longer and stockier-I'm guessing she's done getting taller!

Cheers!

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