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Do LGD's realy do killing chases?

Sombody wrote about the polish tatra that they would actively do a killing chase to kill a wolf.

"Esteemed by shepherds, selected in respect of personality traits and of presence the Podhalans do not surrender to pull away too far and for a long time from guarded by them sheep. Returning they make circles with smaller and smaller rays and in moment when they are crossing the trace of the wolf leading the ewe robbed him earlier, they are starting a killing chase. The most difficult task falls to the bravest dog that first has run up the robber. Most often the wolf stands up to the dog and defends furiously his trophy. He is a very difficult enemy and often it happens that the wolf bites the dog painfully. But each and every Polish Tatra Mountain Dog holds his ground even when he has to fight against more than one enemy and tries to endure until another dogs will come running to him relief. The wolf seeing another dogs decides to escape. Saved ewe is escorting to the flock by the dogs."

Are there other accounts of this happening with LGD's ?

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  • Sombody wrote about the polish tatra that they would actively do a killing chase to kill a wolf.

    "Esteemed by shepherds, selected in respect of personality traits and of presence the Podhalans do not surrender to pull away too far and for a long time from guarded by them sheep. Returning they make circles with smaller and smaller rays and in moment when they are crossing the trace of the wolf leading the ewe robbed him earlier, they are starting a killing chase. The most difficult task falls to the bravest dog that first has run up the robber. Most often the wolf stands up to the dog and defends furiously his trophy. He is a very difficult enemy and often it happens that the wolf bites the dog painfully. But each and every Polish Tatra Mountain Dog holds his ground even when he has to fight against more than one enemy and tries to endure until another dogs will come running to him relief. The wolf seeing another dogs decides to escape. Saved ewe is escorting to the flock by the dogs."

    Are there other accounts of this happening with LGD's ?

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    • I am unfamiliar with the breed you mentioned but had a pair of Great Pyranees who would run down coyotes.  They seemed to only kill if the predator didn`t back down.  Its rare to see a wolf where I am from.  I have also witnessed them fight a large male bobcat.  They also challenged an 1800 pound bull that jumped the fence & threatened battle with our bull.  They didn`t bring him down but had him so riled up he was easy work for my shepherds.  They kept our goats, horses, cattle &, to some extent our chickens safe.  Their biggest threat came from dogs people let run loose or that were dumped.

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      • here is some information on the polish tatra: http://molosserdogs.com/m/groups/view/Polish-tatra-Owczarek-podhalanski

        they are said to be close relatives of the great pyreanees since they are 1 of the 5 all white european LGD's

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        • Beautiful dogs.  Wow they really do remind me of my Pyrs.  My Pyrs wouldn't have been trainable for police/manwork.  Until coming here I remember only a couple of times of hearing of the breed.  Thanks for the link.  

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          • Beautiful dogs.  Wow they really do remind me of my Pyrs.  My Pyrs wouldn't have been trainable for police/manwork.  Until coming here I remember only a couple of times of hearing of the breed.  Thanks for the link.  

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            • Beautiful dogs.  Wow they really do remind me of my Pyrs.  My Pyrs wouldn't have been trainable for police/manwork.  Until coming here I remember only a couple of times of hearing of the breed.  Thanks for the link.  

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              • To be honest it's a bit optimistic to train this dog for policework so i doubt that, but i know they were used in the army as guard dogs.

                They are very smart and learn quick, but they get bored just as fast ...

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