IT’S A SHEEP GUARD DOG. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE, it turns out.
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A sheep farmer in Culpeper County, Virginia, is handling the problem of predators such as coyotes by bringing in an Italian dog breed that is largely unknown in America. After consultation with a guard dog authority, the Campbell family has placed two Maremma’s on their 1,000-acre farm.
This unusual breed does not herd sheep, such as a border collie does, but it guards and protects the herd. The dogs actually live with the sheep, wandering with them in the pastures and staying with them day and night.
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