LGDs and Color

The colors and markings of Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGDs) do not significantly impact their ability to fulfill their primary role as guardians of livestock. While the appearance of LGDs varies widely among different breeds and individual dogs, their working capabilities are generally determined by traits such as temperament, intelligence, and protective instincts rather than their physical appearance. *Important note on […]


“Good” to Go

I’m sure you have heard when talking to a dog breeder, owner, or handler – “He’s a good dog!” “Her hips are good.” or “He’s from good lines.” Did you understand what that person meant when you heard these statements? Because I usually don’t. Northwest Guardians Gratuity - 2019 Sarplaninac So what does “GOOD” really mean? Is the definition of […]


Our 2020 Tragedy

As 2020 comes to a close, I am looking back on a year that I don’t think any of us saw coming. If you know me well, you know I’m a planner. I like to have at least a framework plan of how things will go; deviations from the plan aren’t my favorite. This year has taught me just how […]