EWF-028: Livestock Guard Dogs
Livestock Guard Dogs information sheet

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Email: jccathey@tamu.edu

Product Code: EWF-028

Electronic download only.  Domestic livestock, particularly sheep and goats, are susceptible to predation from various wild and domesticated animals. With the proper instinct and training, livestock guardian dogs can minimize this predation. This publication explains how guardian dogs protect flocks and herds. It also outlines breed selection, training, care, economics of guardian dogs, and relevant impacts they can have on ranch enterprises. (8 pp., 7 figures) By Reid Redden, John Tomecek and John Walker