Guard dog braves barn fire to herd prized sheep to safety

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  1. aivzdog

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    Guard dog braves barn fire to herd prized sheep to safety

    January 27, 2006

    CARNATION, Wash. -- A Great Pyrenees guard dog herded more than a dozen sheep to safety after a barn caught fire.

    Diane Pagel and her husband, Jeff Freeman, initially thought they had lost as many as 20 prized sheep when the blaze broke out last week.

    Then they discovered all but six sheep had been herded to safety by Kodiak, their guard dog.

    ''Sheep will go to where it is safe, and for them that was the barn, but apparently Kodiak got them out,'' Pagel said. ''He was the last one out of the barn because hair has been burned on his back legs and back.''

    The barn was filled with smoke and flames when firefighters arrived, Eastside Fire and Rescue Chief Lee A. Soptich said. Fire crews had to go more than a mile for water and struggled to cool a 500-gallon propane tank outside the barn and keep it from exploding.

    http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-herd27.html


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    Amazing.
     
  3. mojozen

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    I still think it's amazing what dogs will do for what they consider to be their responsibility regardless of species. Thank you for sharing that! :)
     
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    And some people say animals (including dogs) don't think and they are just acting on instinct.

    That dog was definately thinking and acting!

    Great story...Thanks for sharing.
     
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    This is why my horses are getting a METAL barn o.0
     
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    Yah and if dog's don't think how come they can analyze a situation make decisions accordingly while sledding, herding and doing obedience, tracking, and agility trials. Why does mankind automatically assume he is entirely different from all animals when he's never gotten in their heads and listined to how they think >.<
     
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    All I can say is WOW!!
     

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