Mar 112018

Several breeds of European livestock protection dogs are being tested.
Oregonian photo

For a long time, the war between ranchers and wolves has played out tragically, as wolves take down livestock for dinner and ranchers take down wolves for dining on their dime. The tit-for-tat has been extremely painful for both ranchers and wildlife protectors. But some creative minds think it’s time to more fully explore alternatives – The big one: Big Dogs.

A study has been launched by wildlife officials as to whether some untried breeds of dogs, that seem to protect herds in Europe pretty well, might be at least a partial answer for the wolf vs livestock war that’s been going on in the American West since the West was Won.

Here’s the story in The Oregonian. Click here.

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