Livestock guardian dog fall field day set Oct. 25 in Munday | AgriLife TodayMUNDAY - The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a livestock guardian dog field day Oct. 25 in Munday. The livestock guardian dog, or LGD, event will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Munday Events Center at 348 S. Cedar Ave. It will also include a visit to a local ranch that utilizes LGDs.
AgriLife puppies: Goat and sheep dogs in trainingIt might appear that Bill Costanzo, Texas A&M AgriLife Research livestock guardian dog specialist, is doing just that each day at the office. However, Costanzo is actually preparing puppies for futures protecting livestock- all while researching the factors that might contribute to that success.
Great Pyrenees dogs bred to protect herds from bears: Pt. 3 Great Pyrenees dogs are one of three measures of protection France's government has proposed to protect grazing mountain herds from attacks by brown bears. This third of three reports on the growing number of bears in the Pyrenees explores the benefits and challenges of using the dogs.
Is a Livestock Guardian Dog the Right Choice? - Countryside Add to Favorites Using a livestock guardian dog dates back more than 2,000 years. Dogs bred for the purpose of protecting livestock from predators and thieves were necessary when nomadic people roamed thousands of acres while raising sheep and cattle. The livestock guardian dog would be placed among a herd or flock and left to stay with the animals.
Livestock Guardian Dog Breed Comparison - Backyard Goats Add to Favorites Livestock guardian dogs have been utilized throughout Europe and parts of Asia for thousands of years, but they are just starting to gain traction throughout North America. There are quite a few breeds to choose from, and some are harder to find than others, especially in the United States.
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) provides farmers and ranchers with resources about using livestock guardian animals to help them raise their animals safely on pasture.
Livestock Guardian Dog SelectionSo you have decided to purchase a livestock guardian dog. Congratulations! 2000 years of breeding on mountainsides around the world has produced working class dogs with incredible instincts, gentle temperaments, fierce loyalty, and the ability to kill if need be. We raise Anatolian Shepherds and run them with a herd of 17 Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats.
What is a Livestock Guardian Dog? Here's What You Need to Know Last Updated on So what is a livestock guardian dog? It is sometimes misunderstood among farmers and ranchers. Many people feel that all breeds of farm dogs are excellent guardians for their livestock. Know that different types of dogs - herding dogs, companion dogs, and all-around farm dogs - are not always suited to be a livestock guardian dog.
Livestock Guard Dog or Family Companion? | MOTHER EARTH NEWSThe first step in selecting a LGD, is determining what role you expect him to perform. This decision can determine which puppy you choose from a litter. It is also essential in correctly providing his earliest experiences and training.
Livestock Guardian Dogs Goats are a prey species that require protection from predators. All breeds are sprinters rather than long-distance runners and their horns provide limited defense. Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGD) have been bred for thousands of years to provide this protection. Whether coyotes or bears or packs of roaming dogs, LGD's are the best predator protection available.
Livestock Guardian Animals: Protecting the Flock - NCAT By Linda Coffey, NCAT Livestock Specialist Photo (right) courtesy Lewis Fox, Fox Farms You walk out to check your sheep, and find the best lamb is missing. Your dairy goats go out to graze with their kids, and come home later without your daughter's best show prospect.
From Customer Kelly GThe girls are just beautiful. I saw another GP at the shelter right after we got the girls, two months older than the puppies. Her name is Kaya, she is a small GP, only about 80lbs full grown now but also a great dog. I got her at about 6mo old. I think there’s someone in Riverside breeding GP’s but not really caring about health.. Kaya’s got some elbow dysplasia and we have had to have her ACL’s repaired. Amber Waves Great PyreneesNew litter of puppies due 11/30/20 Sired by our imported male from Hungary.