Video: Livestock Guardian Dogs


A pack of guardian dogs serves as a deterrent for predators.

Here’s a video that offers a fascinating look at a class of dogs we almost never hear about: livestock guardian dogs. Although we talk a lot about “working dogs,” few breeds do as much real work—or face as much danger—as those who protect sheep and cattle from predators. The video offers an in-depth look at how one ranching family has come to see their dogs as a vital part of their operation. What these dogs provide is peace of mind and the ability to get a full night’s sleep.

One note of warning: although there is no violence in the video, it is clear that such violence occurs. These are definitely not pets, but they do seem to be loved and appreciated by their owners. I can’t embed the video here, so click below to watch it.

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