Jane Elliot Posted December 7, 2011 Share Posted December 7, 2011 (edited) We are being terrorized by a mountain lion who has killed several of our best sheep in the past few weeks resulting in losses well over $1K. But worse than that, our 4yo found a kill under the trampoline right by the house, so I've had to ban the little kids from going outside. I know that the reason we're dealing with this is that our Newfie died of old age this summer. She wasn't technically a guard dog, so even with her here we had the occasional problem with bears. Before that we had a Pyr who wandered so much he was a hazard to himself. We liked him a lot though, and we never had a problem with predators when we had him. We don't want llamas as livestock guardians because they're hard on fruit trees. We need a dog that: 1. Is absolutely safe around children. 2. Is classified as a guard dog and large enough to deter wolves, lions, and grizzlies. 3. Has a deep, not a yippie, bark. 4. Can be trained to stay reasonably close. (Fencing/penning is not an option.) Can you all make some suggestions, please? ETA: DS just shot that mountain lion dead, so problem solved... for now. I heard the shot as I was typing, and he just came in. We still want a guard dog. Edited December 7, 2011 by Luann in ID Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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