Look who joined our family yesterday!
This is Monty! He is 4 months old and is here to live with and act as guardian dog for our goats!
He was born and bred on a goat/cattle farm in Alberta. My friend who is a sheep farmer took his sister, and both dogs flew in together yesterday.
As you know, most of our animals are rescues, but we wanted a true working dog to guard the sheep, with good breeding and parents who are livestock guardian dogs. So after much agonizing, we got Monty.
He's a super pup, smart and not hyper. Already good with the goats who are not shy about putting him in his place. For the most part he is only interacting with them while on his leash, and he has a pen in the pasture so he can be with them (confined) when he is not being supervised.
He needs more time to get used to the pigs and cats, but I feel confident he will come around and I an working on training and basic obedience.
He is super-adorable and not afraid to use it to his advantage!
This is Gordon's first puppy ever, and he is pretty excited about it! He came home from work yesterday and MOnty was here.
Kevin's not shy about teaching Monty goat manners!
I think this little guy will fit in great here. I will do my best to train him well, and sleep better knowing we have Monty keeping our goats safe from coyotes. Eventually we'd like to add a second livestock guardian dog, but one thing at a time!
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