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Showing off our skills AKA safe with chickens ...
Levi the Leviathan at the controls as demonstrator ... See MoreSee Less
Danelle Roundaboutshehehe that one little chick looks like it is making a challenge LOL I'd say not only is he a good hunter but a camera hambone too. 🙂15 hours ago · 1
Brooklyn HjerpeAll good farm dogs should know how to behave around livestock and to know the difference between prey and "friend." Good job!19 hours ago · 1
Patty Cromer-Maxwellswow! One second he is a demon slaughtering machine & the next a chicky sitter...impressive!15 hours ago · 1
Jreed and his Mongrol Hoard added 3 new photos — with Kaity McCracken.
Sheep shearing season is winding down in the heat , at least hopefully. I am ready to be done
We did get to go out on rats despite the blazing sun recently, and here are a few action shots ....
Peanut our rescue is doing great, and will continue to focus and get more polished, and Quinn our guest star is doing awesome as always .... ... See MoreSee Less
Jreed and his Mongrol Hoard added 2 new photos.
A break from shearing tomorrow , finally some dog work ... the dogs are anxious and hyped ... See MoreSee Less
In the yearling pen
The Yearling Pen
Clearly the dogs are up close and personal with the animals on the farms locations where we commonly work.
Considering the grain food sources on the farm are often the reason for rat issues, and we are looking for rats at the source. The dogs must be well socialized and versed in working with and around the livestock.
This short video shows just how close we have to work with the livestock in order to be successful at catching and dispatching rats on the farm.
Unfortunately this proximity to the livestock also creates its own inherent danger as well. Squeakers getting stomped accidentally is a prime example.
There is no way to remove this danger from the farm, it is simply a calculated risk. Trying to hold a true example of terrier back from its natural instincts is far more harmful than the occasional accident.
Of course the videos are not real time they are footage I review when I have time, Levi is still quite young in the footage.
I hope you enjoy this short video taken on a working family dairy farm. ... See MoreSee Less
Kelly SciarrottaYes! Mine doesn't bat an eye at mama hen with a string of babies behind her, doesn't harass the cows and adores her goats and sheep, is smart enough to leave the pigs be. The squirrels have learned that she doesn't go in the donkeys pasture though, and take advantage of the that barnyard dynamic. We have domestic meat rabbits as well, with trays of feed out- she's got to leave our rabbits alone while at the same time working under and behind cages without upsetting them, keeping any vermin away from their feed and nests. Being a good farm dog is a pretty detailed job description- and setting up how we farm so our dog can safely work takes a little foresight too. Good dogs!3 weeks ago · 5
Kelly SciarrottaI imagine it's riskier with unfamiliar cattle. Our cows know our dogs, but respond to strange dogs differently too3 weeks ago · 1
Laurie WongI love how the dogs are doing what they love and the cows are watching them , love it !!!!3 weeks ago · 1
Goldie SmithYoung Levi is so proud of himself; check the look he shot the huge cattle as he passed them with "his" evidence; size doesn't impress lion hearted Levi ~1 week ago
Jreed and his Mongrol Hoard updated their cover photo.
Super Cala Fragalistic Extra Scruffaliscious aka Scruffy, and Golly Gurl showing off how we play the rat game ... See MoreSee Less
Jreed and his Mongrol Hoard with Brandon Riebli.
Ruby the JRT
Ruby the JRT a Story of Success ( and a little Levi the Leviathan lending some teeth )
A failure in the wrong hands, a terrier can be a troublesome, quarrelsome, and destructive beast.
Yet when set to purpose, instincts can be harnessed and drive focused.
Ruby the JRT is a rehomed terrier from a sensible rescue who knows the Mongrol Hoard of Rascally Rat Wranglers and what we do.
Typically the emotional nonsense of animal lovers that fill the ranks of rescues, are an impediment to the actually success of finding a terrier an real home.
In theory many like what we do, but the actual reality of dirt, animals, and potential injury are just some of the things that create the gap between dog man and rescue organization.
Luckily for Ruby the JRT a fine example of terrier, she landed where a person knows that she needed more than a pet environment to be a terrier.
Ruby landed on a active dairy farm where she not only has room, but other solid terriers and more than enough stimulation to be mentally and physically fit. By giving her the things she needs to stay healthy, she will not become a destructive or aggressive meltdown problem child.
Its been a great joy to watch her work with enthusiasm and she is included in our work although I do not own her. She is an extended farm family dog per se.
I hope you enjoy the short video and story that ends well with a working terrier in its proper home and place as a terrier.
She obviously is at home on the farm, as a rat dog.
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Dianne LemmonI have a JRT that I rescued from the county kill shelter here. She's been adopted out twice out of the shelter and picked up twice as a stray. She had lived with me for three years and she's very settled in her life because she now has a purpose. Once she discovered hunting, ratting and terrier trials she no longer felt like she had to run away. I love her to bits and she has a permanent home now.4 weeks ago · 6
Lynn Benhart-BonhamThank you for the awesome compliment, you gotta know working terriers! Some want to hunt 24/7 ( bred into their genes ) Some do not care! Often times a serious quary dog does not make a good pet. As most terrier owners do not have a true form of means to keep them mentally, physically, and emotionally challenged on a daily basis!4 weeks ago · 4
Lynn Benhart-BonhamAWESOMENESS!!! I love seeing her in her glory! She had it from the word go, just needed Jordan and the mongrol hoards assistance!4 weeks ago · 2
Linda CampanarioLove seeing them do their job. I own a rat terrier and she loves to hunt but at 13 years has definitely slowed down. I love Terriers. So happy Ruby has found her niche in life. You go girl!4 weeks ago · 1
Danelle Roundaboutswoo hoo makes me as happy as that lil Ruby. She is soaring. Couldn't picture her in any other environment. Except standing on the dash of the car asking where is the next hunt? STEP ON IT I smell a rat.4 weeks ago · 2
Goldie SmithLevi & Ruby are very serious, deadly serious, about their occupation !! What a perfectly matched team !!4 weeks ago · 3
Amanda BowerMy oldest gets depressed when she goes a day or two without killing a rat or sparrow...4 weeks ago · 1
Barb Egger FaganShe and her sister were two wonderful but busy puppies. Glad that both found awesome homes!4 weeks ago · 2
Judy CondrerasRespect the breed. Understand what's in their DNA. I love your attitude and the way you put these dogs to work!4 weeks ago · 1
The Leviathan living large