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Steve Stuebner

Steve Stuebner

Steve Stuebner is the writer and producer of Life on the Range, a public education project sponsored by the Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission.

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Cory Peavey of the Flat Top Sheep Company with a Great Pyrenees puppy in the Pioneer Mountains

Livestock guardian dogs have a job to do — please leave them in the field

By: - July 12, 2021

Everyone loves dogs. But some dogs aren’t pets. Idaho sheep ranchers use special dog breeds to protect their flocks from predators. These are livestock guardian dogs that have been bred to fend off coyotes, wolves, bears and mountain lions from killing sheep. The dogs are a non-lethal method of protecting sheep — it’s a long-standing […]