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The Breeds of Guard Dogs that Best Protect Livestock: Study

From TheScientist.com

In a study involving nearly 120 guard dogs from Portugal, Bulgaria, and Turkey, federal scientists at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that the imported dogs were better at protecting sheep from coyotes and wolves than breeds traditionally used in the U.S., the Associated Press reported last week (March 10).

“When we were first looking at doing this, a lot of people wanted to know: What dog do I use in dealing with wolves and grizzly bears?” Julie Young, a Utah-based research biologist with the USDA’s National Wildlife Research Center, tells the Associated Press.

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