Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I saw on the link where cross posting is authorized so I will post it here.
[quote="Arcadian"]Hi folks, I know we have discussed Livestock Guardian dogs here and I always have to bring up my beloved "Beowulf" (of the lightbulb eating fame too, lol); anyway, the rescue he came from accidentally let one more litter happen (they got the male fixed and were scheduling the female, but she had puppies before they got her in)
Anyway, wasn't going to mention them, as there are rescues involved, and these are nice, registerable, Caucasian Ovcharka puppies, BUT as it turns out, it's not so easy to place giant breed LGD puppies in responsible homes! The rescue has asked me to try to help, the puppies are 6 weeks old now (all females) and only 2 are placed. (They'd like to get them all in good homes in the 8-10 week range for proper family bonding) So there are 3 female Ovcharka puppies in need of GOOD homes. If you have ever considered getting a Livestock guardian breed, please consider one of these precious babies ! They are NOT for everyone, and you should have some experience handling dogs, but with good upbringing they are WONDERFUL dogs and will be able to protect you and your family and farm from predators as large as wolves and bear etc.
Please COTHers, help, as the rescue is getting inquiries from large ranchers who want to put the pups out in the flock on thousand acres on their own - yeah, that's where the breed orginated, but you can see why it's kind of hard to place these lovely friendly little girls in such a harsh, non family oriented home. I'm sure a nice COTH farm owner would be a much better home, if only they want to experience having a dog big enough to put a pony saddle on, lol, and have the time and energy to train & socialize properly, these are the BEST dogs!
Okay, sales pitch over - note this is a rescue, but I think they are hoping for a nominal donation, only to go to repairing/winterizing kennels etc (they rescue kuvasc, Analtolians, anything large & scary and the shelters call them, and they don't turn them away, they end up keeping the uadoptable ones themselves, so it's a valid canine rescue).
PM or email me for more info on the breed, my Beowulf (he is their full brother) and 5 week old pics of the precious fluff balls
Note rescue is in southern NJ and potential homes will be carefully questioned, we want to be sure you will know what you are getting into! But rescue would take back a puppy at anytime (they are feeling guilty for letting the litter happen after all)