Poyner Goat Company

Lifestock Guardian Dogs

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From the earliest days, man has had a partnership with the domestic dog, and the job of guarding has been especially important. Some dogs became the sentinels of the pastures, moving with the flocks, protecting them from predators and thieves. These breeds of dogs developed the ability to work independent of man, while still being man's helpmate.

The livestock guardian dog is not a herder, but rather a guardian and protector. Living with the livestock, they form strong bonds with the flock, yet even being left alone in the pasture, are able to form strong social bonds with their human counterpart.

There are over 30 breeds of livestock guardian dogs around the world, and we have set upon the quest to work with as many of the different breeds as possible.   Some of the breeds are now extinct, and others have been close to extinction, but have been brought back through the dilegent dedication of breeders.

The livestock guardian dog breeds are:

France:

« Pyrenean Mountain Dog »

Spain:

Mallorquin Shepherd

Pyrenean Mastiff

Spanish Mastiff

Portugal:

Alentejo Shehperd

Estrela Mountain Dog

Portuguese Castro Laboreiro

Transmontano Mastiff

Italy:

« Maremma Sheepdog (Abruzzi) »

Sweden:

Dalbo Dog

Poland:

Tatra Mountain Sheepdog

Slovakia:

Slovakian Shepherd Dog

Hungary:

Kuvasz

Komondor

Slovenia:

Karst Shepherd

Bosnia-Herzegovina:

Tornjak

Rumania:

Carpathian Shepherd Dog

Mioritic Shepherd Dog

Bulgaria:

Karakachan Dog

Macedonia:

Illyrian Sheepdog

Sar Tip Albania:

Albanian Wolfdog

Greece/Albania

Greek Sheepdog

Turkey:

Akbash Dog

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Kangal Dog

Kars Dog

North Africa:

Atlas Sheepdog

Egypt:

Egyptian Sheepdog

Russia:

Caucasian Mountain Dog

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

South Russian Shepherd Dog

Transcaucasian Mountain Dog

Pakistan:

Vikhan

India:

Bangara Mastiff

Patti

India/Nepal:

Himalayan Sheep Dog

Tibet:

Tibetan Mastiff

Bhutan:

Bhutia Sheepdog