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Olfactory communication to protect livestock: Dingo response to urine marks of livestock guardian dogs

Van Bommel, Linda; Johnson, Chris


The behavioural mechanisms by which livestock guardian dogs (LGDs) protect livestock from wild predators are not yet fully understood. LGD urine could play a part, as scent-marking the boundaries of a territory could signal occupation of the area to predators. Past selection for dogs that were most effective in deterring predators could have resulted in LGDs that produce urine with predator-deterrent properties. In this research, 28 captive dingoes (14 male and 14 female) were tested for their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Mammalogy
DOI: 10.1071/AM15049


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