Livestock Guarding Dogs

Spots is CCF’s New Livestock Guarding Dog from SPOTS in Holland

  • by CCF Staff February 18, 2008
Spots is CCF’s New Livestock Guarding Dog from SPOTS in Holland

Last week Simone and Michael from Stichting SPOTS in Holland delivered an exciting new gift to CCF. Spots, a Kangal Shepherd dog, was given to CCF by generous supporters, Abdullah and Mustafa, who take great pride in their dogs and in helping the cheetah. At nine weeks old, Spots is being raised as CCF’s new breeding male. He will bring new genes to our Livestock Guarding Dog breeding program. While our current breeding male Amos is doing a great job, we look forward to this new addition. As you’ve read, late last year Amos produced two litters and early this year two more. Our staff is currently on the road busily checking up on the puppies from the first two. We are proud to have placed four litters this year with eager farmers, yet we still have many more on the waiting list. We appreciate your continued support in our conservation programs and helping us to raise these guarding dogs. Through this program we are showing that cheetahs and humans can live together!

Since 1994, CCF has placed more than 275 dogs as livestock guardians. These dogs provide a method of non-lethal predator control that protects the farmer’s livelihood while conserving predator species.

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