American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)

The American Sheep Industry Association's "Recommended Best Management Practices for Livestock Protection Dogs" is a must have for owners of actively working livestock guardian dogs.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Livestock Guardian Dog Program (TAMU)

TAMU has an exemplary Livestock Guardian Dog program. Whether the dog is used as a companion or working LGD, the monthly blog and social media is full of information to help educate and assist owners in providing responsible management of LGD. 

AGW Guidelines for

Working Dogs

This paper provides guidelines for Animal Welfare Approved farms on the appropriate management of working dogs on the farm.

 Mitigating Human Conflicts with Livestock Guardian Dogs in Extensive Sheep Grazing Systems

Looking or the latest on proven practices that will keep your LGD with livestock? Researchers from the Montana State University Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the USDA Northwest Watershed Research Center have concluded a study that provides data based, proven solutions.

More resources coming soon


More resources coming soon


Sheep Dog Savior: Rancher hoping to improve plight of sheep industry's canines

Cory Peavey is a fifth generation Flat Top Sheep rancher who’s recently implemented changes to Flat Top’s sheep dog program and is raising the ranch’s first generation of Pyrenees sheep herding dogs to grow up with veterinary care and accustomed to human interaction

Sheep Dogs Get a Second Chance

Since 2015, Gary Tickner and Tiffany Larson of Unega Mountain Dog Rescue have been rescuing, rehabilitating and socializing Pyrenees and Akbash dogs separated from local sheep herds or deemed ill-equipped for the workload. 

Texas A&M launches multi-year LGD research

An effective Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD) is the result of properly rearing a puppy with certain inherent genetic traits. Keep in mind that LGD behaviors are greatly influenced by how they are treated, bonded and trained during the first year of their life. Proper rearing includes proven bonding and socialization practices.

Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW)

Acknowledged by Consumer Reports as the only “highly meaningful” food label for farm animal welfare, outdoor access and sustainability, Certified Animal 

Welfare Approved by AGW (AWA) is an independent, nonprofit farm certification program—and now one of the nation’s top 5 fastest growing certifications and label claims.

Catching a Wayward Livestock Guardian Dog

Excellent advice from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

Predator Friendly Ranching

Blogspot by Louise Liebenberg

To raise an effective and safe LGD, you must research. One of the most valuable sources of information is the monthly blog by Louise Liebenberg (Grazerie). Articles cover many issues such as resource guarding and in-pack aggression as well as proper techniques in bonding and socialization.

Unega Mountain Dog Rescue

Bittercreek Productions presents "A More Loving Life", an interview with Tiffany Larson of Unega Mountain Dog Rescue.  

What exactly is a livestock protection dog?

Livestock Guardian Dogs are superheroes! Watch this short, delightfully entertaining animation

Coalition for Livestock Guardian Dogs

P.O. Box 982093

Park City, Utah 84098

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