Livestock Guardian Dogs in the news

Cory Peavey is a fifth generation Flat Top Sheep rancher who is raising the ranch’s first generation of livestock guardian dogs to grow up with veterinary care and accustomed to human interaction.

From protecting farm animals to now protecting endangered wildlife, LGD are evolving and helping to save endangered speicies! One of the first, and best-known projects is the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. 

"Sheep Dogs Get a Second Chance" Unega Mountain Dog Rescue is helping LGD in need in Hailey, Idaho

more to come

December 1, 2019

Grace's story begins when she and 3 of her puppies are discovered in a remote area in sub zero temps and deep snow.

December 2, 2019

Grace's story: a rancher abandonment


ABC4 News Utah

December 9, 2019

Grace and two male companions spotted.

Standard Examiner Utah

December 17, 2019


The search continues.

The ones we advocate for.

Grace, General and Justice.

December 31, 2019

We are not giving up. By the grace of god we will find her.

KSL News Utah

March 25, 2020

Grace's presumed male companion found dead. Shot in hip and left to suffer and die. We've named him General.

April 6, 2020

Grace's presumed second male companion found dead. We've named him Justice.

ABC4 News Utah

More to come


The Utah Woolgrowers Association and the American Sheep Industry Association host the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension LGD paper on their websites and recommend their guidelines. 

Do the agricultural operations in your area manage their LGD according to the recommended guidelines?

Utah Animal Cruelty Laws

Please note section 76-9-301 -

(1)(f)(iii) for classification of Livestock Guardian Dogs as livestock.

Note that if a livestock guardian dog breed is raised as a family pet, the dog is protected by the animal cruelty law. However, if the dog is raised as a working dog for an agricultural operation, it is exempt and classified as livestock.

State Animal Laws

pertaining to Livestock Guardian


See how your state classifies and protects LGD

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada,

Utah and Wyoming

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