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Best Farm Dog Breeds

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Whether looking for a working dog or just a dog that will enjoy life on the farm, a breed of breeding or bred breeding mix is probably your best option. In research or a non-breeding breed, there are several breeds and breeds that are doing well on the farm.

Do not feel like you have to get a purebred dog. Many breed mixtures make excellent farm dogs and are available in shelters, rescues or in local newspapers.

What are the best types of farm dog breeds?

Border Collie

A border collie is a medium sized herd dog, weighing between 27 and 45 pounds. Border Collies are high energy dogs and among the easiest dogs to train. With a double layer, the border collie is naturally equipped to face the elements that it can meet in the life of the farm.

Scottish Collie

He’s just as energetic as the Border Collie, but he’s happy as a working dog and is a natural breeder. Weighing 40 to 70 pounds, and sometimes called an agricultural collie or old agricultural collie, Scottish collies often develop a seemingly intuitive relationship with the farmer.

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd, also known as an Australian, is a popular farm dog. Aussies are natural breeders and have a coat that provides the dog with protection from the elements. Weighing 40 to 65 pounds, Australian Shepherds are good guard dogs, good with children and do it well with other dogs in general.

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian cattle dog, also called blue heeler, is another natural breeder who does well on the farm. The Australian Cattle Dog is a good watch dog and easily trained. The dog, which weighs 30 to 35 pounds, has a short coat that is weather resistant.

Corgi

The corgi is a small herd dog, weighing between 24 and 30 pounds. Corgis have very short legs and a double layer with a weather-resistant layer. Originally bred to drive cattle, hunt vermin and guard farms, flocks of corgi by barking and chewing the heels of cattle.

German shepherd

Considered a herding dog, the German shepherd can be trained as a shepherd and often makes an excellent watchdog on the farm. A large dog, the German Shepherd weighs between 77 and 85 pounds and is a natural, intelligent learner.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog is a non-breeding dog, weighing 80 to 110 pounds. Easily formed, the Bernese Mountain Dog has a weather resistant coat, but cannot be adapted to warmer climates due to the heat sensitivity. A good guard dog, the Bernese dog has a strong pack instinct.

Pyrenees Mastiff

Pyrenees Mountain is an excellent non-herd dog farm and is a guardian of the family, farm, and livestock. With the family, the Grand Pyrenees is calm and faithful, but because of its independent spirit, training is slow. Great Pyrenees men weigh at least 100 pounds and females at least 85 pounds.

Old Sheep English Dog

Another large farm breed on the farm is the Old English Shepherd. The old English sheepdog has a shaggy, double layer with a waterproof layer. Bobtails flock by hitting rather than nibbling. These dogs weigh at least 60 pounds and may reach a weight of over 100 pounds.

Most Busiest Animals in The World

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You may not have noticed but animals work very hard for sustenance and survival too. From tending to their young, preparing shelter and watching out for their colony animals work as hard as humans if not more. Yes! we have animal workaholics too.

Here we shall discuss what animals work the hardest and what they spend most of their time doing. Our top most hardworking animals are:

 

Earthworms

Without arms and legs, earthworms are very active in recycling nature. They feed on decaying vegetation and convert them to the nutrient-rich soil which is very important for the growth of plants. Some people keep earthworms for their recycling benefits.

Shrews

Shrews are tiny animals with a very high metabolic rate. Due to their high rate of burning energy, their bodies are in constant need of food for energy. This characteristic makes them constantly on the move looking for food to consume.

 

Wrasses

Wrasses are brightly colored sea fish. They basically clean after other sea creatures. They come in various sizes. They swim alongside other sea creatures feeding on their waste and carcasses thereby helping to clean the water.

Salmon

Adult salmon during the spawning season every fall, swim back to the rivers where they were born to spawn their young. To achieve this, they must survive strong currents, predatory animals, and different terrine to get to the river where most often they themselves were born. The journey is so stressful to their bodies that as soon as they finish spawning they die.

Ants

Ants come in various species, sizes, and colors. They work very hard gathering and processing food for their colony as their survival depend on fending and proving for their young They are known to lift loads up to 50 times their size Ants work round the clock making sure life in the colony runs smoothly. Ants generally spend most of their time gathering food, defending, cleaning and tending to their young.

Arctic Terns

These birds spend the most of their time migrating to the Antarctica. They are known to have the longest migration distance of all birds. Their migration journey lasts for no less than 90 days each way and because they migrate at sea, they hardly take breaks on land except during breeding season.

Honeybees

We all know that bees make hooey but just how hard they have to work gathering nectar to make honey may surprise you. To produce 2.5 ml of honey, a honeybee has to work 10 hours daily for 6 days. While the workers are busy working to produce honey, the queen bee spends most of her time laying more than 1,000 eggs daily.

Beavers

Beavers are small rodents like creatures that are constantly working and building dams, canals, and lodges for safety and protection from fast flowing waters and predators. An averagely sized beaver can easily fall small trees. They are nocturnal semi-aquatic animals. Beavers are grouped into 2 species.

The North American beaver which are found in and around North America and the Eurasian beaver which are found in and around Eurasia. Beavers are hardworking and the can build small lodges, canals, dams, etc. They basically build dams, canals to protect themselves from fast flowing water and predators.

Lions

Lions specifically lionesses spend most of their time hunting as a pack as the survival of the pride depends on how good they are in hunting. They are also responsible for caring for the young. Together they bring down preys many times their size.

Rabbits

These cute animals spend most of their time reproducing and catering to their young a single female rabbit can produce as many as seven litters up to 6 babies yearly. They come in various colors, species, and sizes.

Now you can appreciate these resilient animals and how hard they work.

 

How To Feed Fish In A Pond

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Having outdoor pond fish is becoming a very popular trend and not just on farms, more people are starting to care and feed fish in their ponds. If you have a fish in a pond, it means that you basically control what the fish will eat, which will have an impact on the weight and health of the fish.

Depending on the size of the pond, it is crucial to not overload it with food as it won’t give you desirable outcomes. Buying an automatic pond fish feeder will help greatly.  There are three crucial things when it comes to feeding fish – amount,  tips and water quality. In this article, you can find basic information about all of these.

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Depending on your pond dimensions, you should consider how much fish you can hold in it. You can just put a random number of fish inside, but it won’t so effective. The first step should be calculating a number of fish for the pond because if you put in too many fish, it will decrease oxygen quantity in the water and the fish won’t be as healthy as they should be. Filtration of water is playing a huge role here – the bigger filter you have, the more fish you can put into the pond. If your pond is a 100 square feet it is perfect for 30 or so fish. Also, the fewer amount of fish makes water filtration easier.

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When it comes to feeding a fish in a pond, there are some tips for not wasting any food and making fish as healthy as possible. It doesn’t matter how much you feed them, but it is important which and how much of the food you are giving. For example, you should throw the amount of food that will be enough for the fish to eat in 5 minutes. If you feed them with more food the fish won’t eat it and it is a waste of food and money.

Before every feeding, you should check a temperature of water. If the water is warmer (60 – 90F) the fish will have a higher metabolism so they can be fed a few times per day. If the water is colder (30 – 60F) you should feed once every few days. Another thing you should be careful of is a water quality. Be sure that you measure a pH of the water because if there isn’t a right pH it can stress a fish and spread a disease. The safest pH level of water ranges from 6 – 8.

Caring for Farm Dogs

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Dogs are an essential part of any farm.  They are needed for so many different tasks that it would be very hard to get most work done without them.  Because of this, it is absolutely essential that you take good care of your pets and they will help you out for a long time.

foodFeed Them Quality Food

When it comes to caring for their dog a lot of people skimp out on the quality of the food that they get.  This is a huge mistake, you canine should be treated like a member of the family and fed quality food.

What kind of food you get will obviously depend on the breed of your dog.  Bigger farm dogs will need food with more protein than smaller dogs that are more sedentary.  If your dog works outdoors doing farm-related tasks then make sure to feed it bigger servings as well.

crateGet a Quality Dog Crate

Another thing that must be done is to get a quality dog crate for your pet.  There are risks with leaving your canine outdoors to run around unless you have an extremely secure backyard which is quite rare on most farms as they are simply too large to enclose properly.  If you don’t know how to find the best dog crate then check out this dog crate review site for info or follow their twitter.

In general, most farm dogs are going to need a bigger outdoor kennel but if you have smaller dogs then there are some good wire ones on the market too.  There are indoor ones that can even serve as an end table if you want your pooch inside.

Train Them Well

One thing that most people mess up with their pets is the training aspect.  They abuse or punish their dogs too harshly when they do something bad.  Sure discipline is necessary for sure.  But you don’t want to punish your dog too badly or it affects the bond they have with you and the quality of work they produce won’t be as good.