Category Archives: Livestock Guard Dog Research

Posts related to my PhD research on Livestock Guardian Dogs — a collaborative research project conducted by USDA-WS-NWRC.

Guardian Dogs Make a Comeback in Mongolia?

Interesting article about Bankhar dogs in Mongolia Continue reading

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New Guard Dog Research Poster

  Poster presented at The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Raleigh, NC on October 18, 2016. PDF Download –> LGDposter_DKinka_TWS16

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No Laughing Matter

A recent article by Michael Marlow (USDA-Wildlife Services) published by the Wildlife Society provides a nice history of the use of Livestock Guardian Dogs in the United States and a brief summary of our ongoing research project. You can find … Continue reading

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On the Trail with Turkey’s Wolf-Fighting Dogs

A new article in Outside magazine about Kangal dogs mentions the USDA-WS-NWRC Livestock Guard Dog Research Project. I’m thankful for the press, but they got a couple things wrong: USDA-WS-NWRC in collaboration with Utah State University did import livestock guard … Continue reading

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Research Update: Protecting Livestock from Predators

Bigger Dogs for Bigger Predators “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent this bulletin at 02/16/2016 02:07 … Continue reading

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Another LGD Project Article

How do you keep a wolf away from your sheep? The right dog A nice update on the livestock guardian dog project from the Great Falls Tribune. Thanks!

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TWS 2015 Research Poster!

Poster presented at The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 19, 2015. PDF Download –> DKinka_2015TWSposter

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New LGD Project Article

Thanks to Ben Goldfarb and the folks at Ensia for this great article about the livestock guardian dog research project: Searching for the Best Dog to Save Livestock — and Wildlife

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