[nafex] Best Dog Breed for Orchard Protection?

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Sun Feb 23 08:39:36 EST 2014


Cats even discourage deer, if the deer aren't too hungry. Some cats are much more interested in hunting than others. A good hunting cat is a boon to the fruit-grower.
Ginda

On Feb 22, 2014, at 8:19 PM, Naomi Counides wrote:

> This could be interesting. I have two LGDs.  Livestock Guardian Dogs.  Their
> job and breeding is to protect the goat herd.  They bark. Especially at
> night.  That tells predators that there is a BIG dog with no sense of humor
> on duty. They are not mouse getters nor do I have any evidence that they
> would consider trees a herd.  They are  prodigious hole diggers.  
> 
> Cats are good on mice and gophers and they do not bark or dig holes.  They
> do sharpen their claws on trees.
> 
> No one around here has had much success with deer.  Though some try to even
> up the score with a depredation tag.
> Naomi
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: alexis <alexis at conev.org>
>> Sent: Feb 22, 2014 3:23 PM
>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Subject: [nafex] Best Dog Breed for Orchard Protection?
>> 
>> Hey folks,
>> I have an orchard that is productive, but it gets cut to pieces by 
>> deer, groundhogs, and other varmits. I have tried many things, and as a 
>> result have come to the conclusion that the overall best solution is a dog.
>> Does anyone have any opinions about what breed is best for protecting 
>> an orchard? The ideal dog would ravenously pursue any varmit of any 
>> size, but not be too large or too barky.
>> Any opinions welcome.
>> Thanks!
>> Alexis
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