Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
I know nothing of donkeys...
Where my family lives we have wolves, coyote, bears, and cougars. Our main problem would be the coyotes and wolves. We haven't lost anything yet to either of those knock on wood. We lost a couple chickens to foxes. We have two neighbors that raise sheep and they both have Great Pyrenees dogs. Two of my sisters just got into sheep last year and we also have a GP, she is going on 9 years old and is going deaf and getting arthritis. We're going to have to get a puppy again soon.
We run cows, horses, sheep, and chickens. Besides of having lots of kids always running around the place. My brother was out checking the fence line and found a lot of wolf tracks (we are one mile from the Porcupine Provincial Forest), but he also found our dog's well beaten trail up to the area from her going out there every day.
I know of two people that have had cougars go for the livestock up there, one was a yearling horse (horse survived) and the other a calf (not sure about whether it survived or not).
I am a big supporter of having a dog. I personally love the GP, but there are many good breeds out there.
I figure if a girl wants to be a LEGEND, she should just go ahead and be one. ~Calamity Jane