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Where do livestock guardian dogs go? Movement patterns of free-ranging Maremma sheepdogs

Van Bommel, Linda; Johnson, Chris N.

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In many parts of the world, livestock guardian dogs (LGDs) are a relatively new and increasingly popular method for controlling the impact of wild predators on livestock. On large grazing properties in Australia, LGDs are often allowed to range freely over large areas, with minimal supervision by their owners. How they behave in this situation is mostly unknown. We fitted free-ranging Maremma sheepdogs with GPS tracking collars on three properties in Victoria, Australia; on two properties, four...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-10-29
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16473
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111444

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