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Author:  Clifford [ Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:11 am ]
Post subject:  You never know!

OK, so I just received this email... Since, I am not a pig "hearder", does anyone else want to take a shot at answering?

Hello,
I have read a lot about the Blue Lacy dog and I am convinced that it might be the perfect dog for me.
I have a farm in Italy and am planning to graze a small heard of pigs free on the land.
I think the Lacies could help a lot in making sure all goes well as I'm planning to graze small paddocks each day in the woods.
I was thinking of getting 2 dogs so that they can work as a team and can enjoy a companion.
I have a few questions:
how many pigs would be safe to heard with 2 dogs?
are you experienced in selling dogs outside the US?
at what age would it be best to have the dogs travel?
are there any concerns I should be aware of?
I appreciate your help with these matters.

Author:  Atfulldraw [ Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: You never know!

Italy will never be the same! B-)

Author:  AmberLowMiddleton [ Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: You never know!

I'm sure a Lacy could be trained to work pigs just like they do with cattle, but I wouldn't ship a dog overseas. Of course, I won't ship a dog to the next state, either. According to the USDA, Italy's regulations aren't too strict...the dog must have its rabies vaccination and a microchip, and they don't require a quarantine period.

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/v ... taly.shtml

Author:  jerryg [ Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:56 pm ]
Post subject:  You never know!

Next message will probably be...

can some one show me how to pry this lacy from my pigs ear!!!

:)

Author:  Clifford [ Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: You never know!

I truly believe that Jerry!
But, the man needs to understand that he has to come get them to buy one from me, and I don't speak Italian... None of my pups would ever be flying without a people escort!

What I am really expecting is the email that says he sent a check, but it's made out for more than I am asking, so could I please deposit it, and send him one of mine for the overage... That scam has burned a lot of folks, when the foreign check comes bouncing back in about two weeks...
And, we do this, I am going to have to insist that he calls the dogs Meatball, and Sketti!

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