Now, Harley came here first and is older, probably 2 years older. I got him from Kijiji as a rescue because the owner was going to shoot the dog. Harley was skin and bones when I brought him home. As it turned out, he cannot eat soy or corn, gmo grains, and when he is fed raw meat and bones and non gmo food, he gains weight and is himself, which is a laid back easy going dog who likes to sleep at the front door, except when he is required to protect his farm. Then he springs into action and is the first over the fence and after the prey before the others wonder what is going on. They run after him.
Ofcharka must have tested Harley's fighting ability to keep his status as pack leader. It is around 10 pm and all is quiet. Then there is a growl, snarling and fierce fighting. Joe has to get into the act, only he is too dumb to know who to fight so he bites Ofcharka and Harley. Even with the two bigger dogs at him, Harley holds his own and sends them back again and again. I am not making headway breaking up the fight and getting in the middle is not a good idea. I have a strong light, which helps, though the senses of the dogs is highly keen. Finally after maybe two minutes they are done and I coax Harley to follow me to the house and put him in the porch. Ofcharka remains behind and I severely scold Joe and tell him to go home to his sheep. Poor Joe, earlier he was chasing the llama with Robbie. He does not initiate trouble, but follows it wherever it goes. He may be better at a one dog home in his future.
Ofcharka's face is quite bitten and some of his blood is on Harley's fur, but Harley has not gotten much in the way of injury at all. Poor Ofcharka. I tried to get a picture of him, but he was not having it and left the scene. Tomorrow I will be able to assess his damages. Joe got some pretty nasty bites on his nose a few days ago. I thought it might have been from his brother Mike, but maybe the dogs are all testing their place in the pack now. I know one thing. After hearing the ferocious fight, I fully understand why we do not have predators even coming near the farm. These dogs have been bred for a thousand years to do what they do, and that is protect. They do not require training for it. It is instinctual and normally they work well together. For today at least, Harley has earned his status as pack leader.
But wouldn't you know it? That little sh** disturber, Robbie, the border collie, growled at Harley when he came in the porch. Not a good idea tonight Robbie, not at all.