Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for

 

Date of this Version

12-3-1985

Abstract

Sheep (Ovis aries) producers were surveyed in Kansas to determine the efficacy of livestock guarding dogs (Canis familiaris) for protecting sheep from coyote (Canis latrans) predation. The majority of producers rated their guard dogs' predator control performance as good or excellent, indicating. that the dogs reduced their reliance on other control methods and substantially reduced monetary losses.