Eating baby lambs!

by Cody Williams
(West Salem il)

We turned are baby lambs out ! They are snout 20 days old and we came out 30 min later and found one dead with the back leg ate off! Why would are great Pyrenees's do this? Never done this before!

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Eating baby lambs.
by: Donna

How old is your dog? If he is an older girl, perhaps he feels he can no longer do the job?

Is he healthy?

Do you have a relief Pyr to help him in his duties as guardian? He should have a spayed female to help him out or more dogs depending on the size of your herd. Maybe he is feeling overwhelmed?

How long have you had this dog?


Do you feed your dog regularly? Sadly, some sheep owners will actually feed their dogs the sheep they guard which is absolutely debilitating for a dog.

Perhaps it was a sick lamb and she didn't want a coyote to get it?

I know of a dog whose barn burnt down and all the sheep with it. She tried to eat all the sheep (impossible, yes, but they were her sheep to save) to save them from the coyotes coming into get their burnt carcasses. The dog was absolutely traumatized by the ordeal.

These are all things to think about. I'm not there to see what is happening.

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