Livestock Guardians

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 158017695X
Format: PDF
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Includes bibliographic references (p. 215-218) and index.

Livestock Protection Dogs

Author: Orysia Dawydiak
Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books
ISBN: 9781577790624
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Orysia Dawydiak and David Sims have achieved international fame for their pioneering work with livestock protection dogs. For years they have championed the age-old practice of using dogs to guard herds and flocks. With the environmental damage caused by poisons and traps, livestock guardian dogs provide an ecologically sound, safe and economical alternative for farmers and ranchers trying to reduce their losses. This complete guide will tell you all you need to know, including the authors' revolutionary discoveries on temperament testing these breeds. This extraordinary book is chock full of useful information.

Farm Dogs

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 161212593X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Gain a deeper understanding of your canine friends through these in-depth breed profiles that showcase how working dogs think. From familiar breeds like the Border Collie, Corgi, and Dachshund to the lesser-known Akbash, Puli, and Hovawart, Janet Vorwald Dohner describes 93 breeds of livestock guardian dogs, herding dogs, terriers, and traditional multipurpose farm dogs, highlighting the tasks each dog is best suited for and describing its physical characteristics and temperament. She also offers an accessible history of how humans bred dogs to become our partners in work and beyond, providing a thorough introduction to these highly intelligent, independent, and energetic breeds.

The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612126995
Format: PDF, ePub
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This in-depth guide teaches you how to identify the habits, habitat, method of kill, tracks, and scat of more than 50 of the most common predatory animals, both large and small.

Storey s Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock

Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426787
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Whether you want to the make most of a small plot of land or add diversity to a large farm, raising miniature livestock can be a fun and profitable experience. With expert advice on choosing a breed that suits your needs, Sue Weaver shows you how to house, feed, and care for miniature goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle, and llamas. You’ll be inspired by profiles of successful breeders as you learn everything you need to know to keep your miniature livestock healthy and productive.

Brave and Loyal

Author: Cat Urbigkit
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510709118
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learn about the brave dogs who help guard livestock around the world! Wolf populations in the Rocky Mountains have reached recovery goals due in large part to an environmentally friendly method of predator control now in use on western ranches: livestock protection dogs (also called livestock guardian dogs). Although these dogs have been used around the world for thousands of years in primitive systems of livestock production, it’s only in the past four decades that they have been put to work in America in a systematic manner. Guardian dogs were imported to the United States, and their use has allowed the expansion of predator populations into areas where the animals were previously subject to lethal control. The use of guardian dogs is typical wherever livestock may encounter predators—from fox and coyotes, to wolves and grizzly bears. In Brave and Loyal, Cat Urbigkit tracks her journeys from a Wyoming sheep ranch to learn about working livestock protection dogs around the globe. Using historic accounts, published research, personal interviews on four continents, and her own experience on western rangelands, she provides the reader an intimate look into the everyday lives of working livestock protection dogs. Brave and Loyal includes details on raising successful guardians, their behaviors, a discussion of breeds and historic use, an assessment of numbers for various predator challenges, the adoption and spread of programs to place guardians on American farms and ranches, problems and benefits associated with guardian dogs, predator ploys, and matching the dog to the predator challenge. Urbigkit’s work provides the best information on working livestock guardian dogs around the globe, accompanied by more than one hundred beautiful color photos.

Storey s Guide to Raising Llamas

Author: Gale Birutta
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580173284
Format: PDF, Docs
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Everything readers need to know about behavior, facilities, first aid, breeding, birthing, fleece harvesting, and marketing.

Life with Livestock Guardian Dogs

Author: Barb Dickinson
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 9781367151994
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Livestock guardian dogs are becoming more popular on farms, ranches and homesteads around the country. The purpose of this book is to make more, easily understood information available about these amazing, unique dogs. I could not imagine a rural lifestyle without our livestock guardian dogs and am happy to share my experience with you.

The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030013813X
Format: PDF
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The hardy, multipurpose Dominique chickens that came to the New World with the Pilgrims and later travelled in pioneer saddlebags to help settle the West were once too numerous to count, by 1990 a mere 500 hens survived. This is but a single example of the diminishing diversity of farm animals: half of once-common livestock breeds are endangered, others are already extinct. The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says the author of this definitive book on endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. Farmyard animals may hold critical keys for our survival, Jan Dohner warns, and with each extinction, genetic traits of potentially vital importance to our agricultural future or to medical progress are forever lost. This comprehensive book features: * complete information on the history, characteristics, qualities, and traits of 138 endangered livestock breeds (goats, sheep, swine, cattle, horses, other equines) and 53 poultry breeds (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese) * where these breeds may be seen today * the degree of rarity of each breed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada * information on feral livestock populations * 160 colour photographs and over 80 black and white photos and historical illustrations

The Guardian Team

Author: Cat Urbigkit
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781590787700
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Uses simple text and color photographs to show how Rena, a dog, and Roo, a burro, develop into guardian animals on a sheep ranch in Wyoming.