This page contains information on the use of dogs, llamas, and donkeys used to protect livestock.
Livestock Guarding Animals
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 09:31USDA. APHIS. Wildlife Services.
Taking on an adult grizzly bear or a pack of wolves is a lot to ask of a livestock protection dog, but it’s a task they willingly take to protect their herds from predation. For centuries, livestock protection dogs have helped ranchers protect livestock from coyotes, feral dogs, foxes, and mountain lions. Without them, thousands of sheep, lambs, and calves would be killed or injured each year.