Who needs a guardian animal?

ARC55

Farm Hand
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Which type of livestock operation can best benefit from having a guardian animal? I've heard a lot about them, but I've never known anyone who used them. It's strange that a herding dog can't perform both roles.
 

RichZ

Bean Stalker
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Any livestock that is in danger from predators can use guardian animals. I raised Goats, sheep and chickens and I had llamas as guardian animals. They worked great. There are breeds of dogs who are guardians and there are breeds of dogs who are herders, I don't know any breeds who do both.
 

pseag

Farm Hand
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This peaked my interest. I need to look into this. I have never heard of a guardian animal. It makes sense though, that some animals are good at one thing while others are good at other things.
 
 
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