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#37311 - 06/16/14 10:27 PM Re: The Swamp Rat Pet Thread [Re: worldwood]
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Those are some very talented dogs. Thanks for the vids.

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#37316 - 06/17/14 05:04 PM Re: The Swamp Rat Pet Thread [Re: worldwood]
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I had a Kelpie growing up, she was a great pup, I was probably seven or eight and had a birthday party at home, my lingering memory was of the Kelpie hearing 9 or 10 kids into the corner of our yard and "holding" them there..... !!! laugh laugh
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#37317 - 06/17/14 05:46 PM Re: The Swamp Rat Pet Thread [Re: worldwood]
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Got a neighbor with an AI Dog. Another neighbor would shoot it if he saw it, thinking it a coyote. Interesting thing is, that dog is always around my place but the shooter has never seen it. Smart dog.

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#37321 - 06/17/14 07:36 PM Re: The Swamp Rat Pet Thread [Re: Andy the Aussie]
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Originally Posted By: Andy the Aussie
I had a Kelpie growing up, she was a great pup, I was probably seven or eight and had a birthday party at home, my lingering memory was of the Kelpie hearing 9 or 10 kids into the corner of our yard and "holding" them there..... !!! laugh laugh


Andy, that's what happens when that don't have livestock to work. grin my Kelpie works the bush cat we have here, she's like a cutting horse buzzing back and forwards giving the cat hell. grin
He tries to fight back, but she is too quick, occasionally she gives a yelp when the cats laid one on her. grin
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#37322 - 06/17/14 08:59 PM Re: The Swamp Rat Pet Thread [Re: worldwood]
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Man i need a kelpie to help get my kids to bed HAHA
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#37327 - 06/17/14 10:47 PM Re: The Swamp Rat Pet Thread [Re: worldwood]
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Originally Posted By: worldwood
Man i need a kelpie to help get my kids to bed HAHA


Excellent idea. Lots of folks would catch that trend and own Kelpies.

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#37328 - 06/17/14 11:02 PM Re: The Swamp Rat Pet Thread [Re: Lora]
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Originally Posted By: Lora
Carl, AI Dogs are so beautiful! Dogs that are close to their wild roots have held a special place in my heart for a long time. Growing up, my uncle used to take me to a coyote farm. I loved going.


Can't agree more, Lora. Growing up in the woods, I'd occasionally trip to the presence of having company, unknown, rarely seen, but there. Over time I came to love being shadowed by my curious friend and often looped my route so as to come across my tracks again and figure out what was following me. The revelation was inevitably coyote, and thus began a sort of courtship where I brought food to drop (for my shadow) and an increasing occurrence of her following me. That led to more sightings, less fear on her part, and a long friendship (of sorts).

Those are days I will never forget, and led to my wanting an AI dog ...to cement the friendship.

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#37480 - 06/24/14 07:46 PM Re: The Swamp Rat Pet Thread [Re: worldwood]
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Are the AI dogs workers or hunters?
I imagine that hunting would be the most logical, though there is a fine line between working dogs and hunting dogs.
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#37481 - 06/24/14 09:22 PM Re: The Swamp Rat Pet Thread [Re: worldwood]
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They were (are) both. Good (not great) noses, they are more sight hunters than cold trail workers. When I get one, she will be kept close to avoid hunters thinking "coyote" and shooting her, because that would land me in jail.

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#37769 - 07/07/14 05:34 PM Re: The Swamp Rat Pet Thread [Re: worldwood]
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A face only a mother could love. grin



I caught old Butch sunning himself on the table out on the verandah. grin
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