livestock guardian dog

  1. BrendaMNgri

    Dog on Duty! How to Approach a Working Livestock Guardian Dog

    When a Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD) is on duty guarding his flock or herd, he is to be shown respect and deference by a human when approached. This is especially important if the human is a stranger to him. This is his turf, and he’s doing his job. Recognize and respect that. Learn how to send...
  2. BrendaMNgri

    Adding Livestock Guardian Dogs to an Existing Pack

    Sheep! Magazine has my latest article out on adding LGDs to your existing group of dogs. Many LGD owners stress out and/or fear over adding more dogs (whether pups or adults) to an existing unit of dogs. It really is not anything to fear, or panic over. Be sure and check out the reading list...
  3. Sophia

    Adult LGD Problem

    Hello! So I was lucky enough to acquire two experienced adult livestock guardian dogs, but one of them is giving me some trouble. First off, let me give some more information. My family lives on a 11 acre “farm”. It’s not really a farm, the majority of the land is wooded, but we have a medium...
  4. BrendaMNgri

    Great Pyrenees and Pyrenean Mastiff Film

  5. BrendaMNgri

    Livestock Guardian Dogs and Barking

    I notice there have been a lot of comments made lately concerning people's LGDs barking and what is perceived by them to be "excessive" barking by their dogs. Barking is a language for dogs and understanding it can make for a better LGD ownership and use experience. If you are having "issues"...
  6. BrendaMNgri

    Tips for Finding a Quality Livestock Guardian Dog Breeder

    Tips for Finding a Quality Livestock Guardian Dog Breeder ©2017 Brenda M. Negri and Dairy Goat Journal Sept/Oct Vol 95, No. 5 Just ten years ago you had to hunt long and hard to find a breeder of working Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGDs) in many parts of the country. Not anymore. With the...
  7. BrendaMNgri

    Akbash LGD puppies found abandoned in CO

    http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/puppy-predicament-livestock-protection-dogs-rescued/ Another sad case of commercial sheep producer mismanagement and lack of responsibility on their part. This happens all the time. It is rampant. As many mistakes, cruel training methods, gaffes, stupid moves...
  8. BrendaMNgri

    Genes are Everything

    https://www.abqjournal.com/1039718/genes-are-everything.html Crossing LGDs on non-LGD breeds is always frowned upon - and a very bad and unprofessional practice. The American Sheep Industry has come out against it some time ago and it was also part of my writing for their Loss Prevention...
  9. SapphireRanch&Homestead

    NC, VA- Great Pyrenees Guardian Dog Puppies

    Beautiful, full blooded, Great Pyrenees puppies for sale. Puppies come from working parents, and have been started on their livestock training guarding my goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, and horse. They were born in Easter (April 16th.), of this year. All puppies are UTD on deworming...
  10. MaryZoe

    Can a mini donkey injure a livestock guardian dog?

    We have two mini donkeys--a jennet and her foal. We also have two young goats and lots of chickens. When we first got our donkeys, they did not like the goats. The mother bit one of the goats (not hard enough to do damage, but it gave a clear message). However, now, less than a month later, the...
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