livestock guard dogs

RI News
4:07 am
Mon December 30, 2013

These Pups Are the Night Watchmen on New England Farms

The guard dogs as tiny puppies at Pat's Pastured.
Pat's Pastured

One East Greenwich farmer is filling a need for guard dogs in New England. Pat McNiff at Pat’s Pastured is breeding and selling puppies who will guard livestock, and in some cases flowers, for farmers across the region.

McNiff said the dogs are breed for the job and mom does all the training. He said his guard dogs have been a big help with the chickens. “So we used to lose 50 chickens in a week,” said McNiff, "but now we lose none. It’s pretty amazing.”

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