Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog News and Articles


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-27-2006, 09:31 AM
aivzdog's Avatar
aivzdog aivzdog is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 1,038
Default Guard dog braves barn fire to herd prized sheep to safety

Guard dog braves barn fire to herd prized sheep to safety

January 27, 2006

CARNATION, Wash. -- A Great Pyrenees guard dog herded more than a dozen sheep to safety after a barn caught fire.

Diane Pagel and her husband, Jeff Freeman, initially thought they had lost as many as 20 prized sheep when the blaze broke out last week.

Then they discovered all but six sheep had been herded to safety by Kodiak, their guard dog.

''Sheep will go to where it is safe, and for them that was the barn, but apparently Kodiak got them out,'' Pagel said. ''He was the last one out of the barn because hair has been burned on his back legs and back.''

The barn was filled with smoke and flames when firefighters arrived, Eastside Fire and Rescue Chief Lee A. Soptich said. Fire crews had to go more than a mile for water and struggled to cool a 500-gallon propane tank outside the barn and keep it from exploding.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-herd27.html


Anna
__________________


Eco-friendly dog products
http://www.ecofriendlydogproducts.com

Lifetime With Dogs
http://www.lifetimewithdogs.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-27-2006, 12:15 PM
oriondw oriondw is offline
user not active
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,039
Default

Amazing.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-27-2006, 12:38 PM
mojozen's Avatar
mojozen mojozen is offline
bullie lover
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Madison, wi
Posts: 1,517
Default

I still think it's amazing what dogs will do for what they consider to be their responsibility regardless of species. Thank you for sharing that!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-27-2006, 12:41 PM
Amstaffer's Avatar
Amstaffer Amstaffer is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Milwaukee WI
Posts: 3,276
Default

And some people say animals (including dogs) don't think and they are just acting on instinct.

That dog was definately thinking and acting!

Great story...Thanks for sharing.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-28-2006, 01:51 AM
evenstar7139 evenstar7139 is offline
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 143
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aivzdog
Guard dog braves barn fire to herd prized sheep to safety

January 27, 2006

CARNATION, Wash. -- A Great Pyrenees guard dog herded more than a dozen sheep to safety after a barn caught fire.

Diane Pagel and her husband, Jeff Freeman, initially thought they had lost as many as 20 prized sheep when the blaze broke out last week.

Then they discovered all but six sheep had been herded to safety by Kodiak, their guard dog.

''Sheep will go to where it is safe, and for them that was the barn, but apparently Kodiak got them out,'' Pagel said. ''He was the last one out of the barn because hair has been burned on his back legs and back.''

The barn was filled with smoke and flames when firefighters arrived, Eastside Fire and Rescue Chief Lee A. Soptich said. Fire crews had to go more than a mile for water and struggled to cool a 500-gallon propane tank outside the barn and keep it from exploding.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-herd27.html


Anna
This is why my horses are getting a METAL barn o.0
__________________
Mean people suck.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-28-2006, 01:53 AM
evenstar7139 evenstar7139 is offline
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 143
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amstaffer
And some people say animals (including dogs) don't think and they are just acting on instinct.

That dog was definately thinking and acting!

Great story...Thanks for sharing.
Yah and if dog's don't think how come they can analyze a situation make decisions accordingly while sledding, herding and doing obedience, tracking, and agility trials. Why does mankind automatically assume he is entirely different from all animals when he's never gotten in their heads and listined to how they think >.<
__________________
Mean people suck.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-30-2006, 01:18 AM
Kaleigh'sAdrienne's Avatar
Kaleigh'sAdrienne Kaleigh'sAdrienne is offline
LovesAdrienne
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: East Coast
Posts: 686
Default

All I can say is WOW!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site