The most coveted treat around: raw, bone-in chicken hindquarters!
Our males responding to a strange vehicle parked on the road frontage bordering the farm. They are an excellent alert system for anything out of the ordinary.
After a brutal fenceline brawl, these two big stray dogs tucked tail and took off down the road. They were attempting to break into a goat pasture that had a couple new kids housed safely. Our Anatolian team quickly reacted and the two strays decided it wasn't worth the trouble. Our dogs had no injuries.
Volume up! There is only audio here as this was taken in the middle of the night. With all the dogs alerting in the wee hours of the morning, we knew one of the coyote packs was on the property. They are often down on the bottomland by the river and timber and on any given night, you can hear them "singing". In this video, they are too close for comfort and the dogs were reminding them to keep their distance.
This hunter was on the prowl for some deer when he scared up a couple of bucks that ran onto our property. This response is what I call the "at-ease-yet-alert" phase where the dogs are simply letting everyone know that something different is happening. They are very familiar with deer and their presence typically doesn't elicit much of a reaction but they are more protective with me in the pasture, especially with a strange truck parked nearby.
This beautiful guy didn't get the opportunity to steal a chicken for dinner as he had originally anticipated, although he did make a valiant effort. He was able to come through the fence and into the yard where the chickens free-range before the dogs noticed and chased him out. He successfully escaped and has since decided our chickens aren't worth the near-death experience. Sorry for the video quality - by the time I got the camera rolling, he was on the other side of the property.
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