Poyner Goat Company

Eroica da Ponta da Pinta (Sancha)

Eroica da Ponta da Pinta (Sancha) is an imported Estrela Mountain Dog who came to Texas originally. She was intact and in a yard with a few other large breed dogs. The owner soon found that Sancha was too much for the other dogs and decided to re-home her. Sancha was adopted and sent to Tennessee to live, but they also found her to be somewhat unmanageable at times, so the decision was made to send her to us.

Sancha 1

True to the breed, Sancha was aloof, and untrusting of us for sometime. She would rarely allow us to touch her, yet, we did see her humorous personality shining through from time to time. For quite sometime, she seemed sad and distant, but that eventually changed.

Sancha 2

Sancha learned how to unplug the hot-wire charger, and she had several go rounds with Jim, as she pulled down his hot wire and strung it across the pasture. He finally had to lock the charger up in order to keep her from unplugging it and destroying his fence. We spent hours trying to get Sancha to bond with us, but she would have no part of it. Seldom allowing us to touch her.

Sancha 3

We finally decided to change tactics and start ignoring her. Each time we were in the pasture, we acted as if she wasn't there, spending time with the other dogs, but completely ignoring her. It wasn't long before she was the first one to rush to us for attention when we entered the pasture.

Sancha 4

Sancha has a special love for Keevin, and when he walks outside, she will come to the fence and woo woo at him, wanting him to come in the pasture with her.

Sancha has a special love for Keevin, and when he walks outside, she will come to the fence and woo woo at him, wanting him to come in the pasture with her.

She spent months on the fringes of the herd, watching the other dogs work, but it finally clicked with her, and she knows what she was bred to do. Sancha and Rico are a great pair, and they are truly beautiful moving across the pasture together.

Wherever the goats are, you will find Sancha in the middle of them, guarding each of her charges with cool confidence.

The time finally came that we regretfully realized that Sancha was ready to move on to a working home and be adopted. When I discussed this with Jim, Keevin fell apart, begging us not to send her away. So, Sancha is still with us, and like Glory, she always will be.

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