I'm really not the greatest at these kinda things but if you must do it then you must do it!
I'll do my best to make this NOT sound like a personal ad , hah!
I am 23yrs old , between my family and I we have seven dogs (all indoors) twenty goats , five horses , one donkey , a bunch of chickens and I couldnt tell you how many cats show up for a free meal!
Three of the dogs are mine , but they all stay at my parents place while im at work.
The youngest is a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno/mix although with what no one knows. I got him off of craigslist from a sketchy situation and im almost certain he was stolen at some point. He was misrepresented to me , but I couldnt leave him in the hell he was in. A supposed 25-30lb dog was in fact a dog with giardia so bad he was down to 9lbs. He is still on the mend but is currently a whopping 15lbs! He was gotten with the intent to use as a working dog and that is still in the air for him. He's young and had a bad start , but I won't rush him or his training.
Maxine is next , she is a5 yr old blue heeler/spitz type mix. Shes the resident farm dog , I use her for herding and protection.
Little Buddy is the dog that im not sure what i'll do when he passes. At 11yrs old , I know he isnt going to live forever. He is a lhasa opsa/jrt mix. Not exactly the manliest looking dog but he is one hardcore dog. At less then a year old he lost an eye picking a fight with a horse (his recall wasnt as good as I thought , but at 13 you think you know everything) He made it and is still as tough now as he was then.
The goats are another story. About 7/8 yrs ago we got one as a pet and then two more to keep him company. Next thing I know , people are giving my family and I goats they didnt like or want , which brought us to twelve. Had an intact male (buck) that I couldnt contain and he um "blessed" us with 8 babies bringing the total to twenty. Everyone is now fixed and we are content at keeping everyone as a pet. The family farm is around 150 acres so space isnt an issue!
Growing up I competed in youth/High School rodeo , which brings me to the horses. Three of the five were horses I used to compete on or show and they are now living the good life retired. The remaining two are my mothers pets , one of which is a miniature horse. The donkey is mine (see avatar) he is just shy of 12hnds and is our all around worker. Rides/drives etc.. Anything we can use him to do , we will.
The other four dogs are varying mixes from the newest a pitt/rottie/akita mix , a blue heeler/spitz type mix (sister to mine) , a JRT that is the anti JRT (calmest dog you'll ever meet) , to what we call a North American Brown fluffy dog!
I also have a duck named Goose , people seem to get a kick out of it.
I myself have an interest in everything , the only considerable training i've had with dogs is with behavior modification. I happen to have an interest in SAR work , and pretty much everything else to be honest.
For a living I manage a gentlemans farm , beef cattle and hay mostly. I also take care of his five horses. I also train trail horses part time or as I can , I don't take in any new horses over the winter because I freaking hate the cold!
In the past i've worked a few jobs from Mcdonalds to a rodeo company (where I still work when needed) to being assistant manage at a bar for nearly four years.
Im pretty easy going but I am more then willing to stand firm in my beliefs.
If you made it through all that then Hello Friend!
What brought me to this forum is the hope of finding out who bred my Podengo , along with the fact that I do believe I may be completely sold on a breed!