Born to be Wild: Solutions

Please read the first post, Born to be Wild: Predator where I gave my take on an adult LGD and her puppies being killed by wolves. Today, let’s look at preventative measures that producers can use to mitigate our losses and set our animals up for success. I mentioned the two primary characteristics that govern a wolf’s behavior: Opportunistic and Territorial. […]


The Matter of Breed and Type

Breed matters! Livestock guardian dogs have been selected for type and performance over centuries in multiple regions around the world. This study is scratching the surface of which genes correlate with predictable behaviors in a given breed, noting that breeds are unique in these various loci. While they are anthropomorphic in this article, the principle is sound. A Border Collie, […]