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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Livestock Protection Dogs

One strategy used by ranchers to reduce predation on livestock is the use of livestock protection (guarding) dogs (LPD's). Acting independently of humans, LPD's aggressively repel predators. Genetics and proper-rearing both contribute to a successful LPD.

Click here to learn more about Livestock Protection Dogs.


Click here for the 23 page booklet, "Lines of Defense: Coping with Predators in the Rocky Mountain Region


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