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Author Urbigkit, Cat.

Title Brave dogs, gentle dogs : how they guard sheep / by Cat Urbigkit.

Publication Info. Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 2005.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron CUSD 226 - Mary Morgan ES Stacks - BR3Y-14  636.7 Urb    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Juvenile Non-Fiction - CHVY-11  J 636.737 URB    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - CCBB-2  J 636.737 URB    AVAILABLE
 Cortland Comm Lib Juvenile Non-Fiction - COLY-12  J 636.737    AVAILABLE
 CUSD 2 - Harding Grade Adult Non-Fiction - HGBB-3  636.737 URB    AVAILABLE
 CUSD 2 - Sheridan Grade Adult Non-Fiction - SSBB-3  636.737 URB    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  J 636.70886 URB    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  J 636.737 URB    AVAILABLE
 Erie PL Stacks - ERIG-7  J 636.737 Urb    AVAILABLE
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - FRPY-12  J 636.7 URB    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary Illustrates how guardian dogs are raised with sheep and instinctively know that their job is to protect the herd from predatory animals among the Rocky Mountains. Like other livestock in the Rocky Mountains, sheep need protection from predators, such as coyotes and wolves. Guardian dogs help ranchers protect their flocks. But they are not the typical herding dogs, and they are not native to the region. The breeds were imported from Europe, where they have been guarding livestock for thousands of years. As puppies, they are placed in fleece and learn to identify with the smell of sheep. It isn't long before they meet their first sheep and mingle with the flock. With little training, the dogs instinctively know that their job is to keep a lookout for danger, and now and then do some baby sitting. While doing their job, the dogs and sheep form a bond that lasts throughout the dogs' life.
Audience NC 1060 Lexile.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.3 0.5 87263.
Reading Counts RC 3-5 7.9 1 Quiz: 40800 Guided reading level: U.
Subject Sheep dogs -- Juvenile literature.
Sheep dogs.
ISBN 1590783174 alkaline paper
9781590783177 alkaline paper

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