If you are considering a livestock guardian dog, you will have to choose whether to bring home a male or a female. There are advantages and disadvantages to both options.
The sandbur (Cenchrus longispinus) is common through the United States, where it is mostly considered a noxious weed. It may occur in any part of Kansas.
If you have a flock or herd that you have to manage on a regular basis, adding a canine partner may be a big help.
Acquire the knowledge necessary to choose and purchase draft animals, and then learn to work them in the field, woodlot, or market garden.
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Is your dog an athlete? It takes a little extra care to bring a dog to this level of performance. This book will walk you through the process.
For truly small farms, these draft animals can be quite useful in their own way, transporting tools, produce, firewood, small children, or whatever else is required.
Animals that are regularly herded with dogs include ducks, sheep, cattle, chickens, geese, turkeys, and goats. So what are the differences in working each type of stock?
The premise is that you cannot teach a dog to herd, simply because it already knows how. Instead, your role is that of pack leader.
You may be curious to know what dog breeds our readers have gravitated to during their research. Here’s the answer.