Livestock Protection Dogs

by Orysia Dawydiak and David E. Sims

The first edition of this book was produced on our very first pre-Windows computer, a KayPro, when we lived in Oregon, USA.  Research for the book involved letters and phone calls; email was not available in the 1980’s and internet based social media was a thing of the future.  The book was published in 1990 and won a Maxwell award for best canine reference book the following year.  I was thrilled to be in chilly New York City that February to accept the award at the annual meeting of the Dog Writers’ Association of America.  A second edition was published in 2004 by Alpine Publications since the original publisher, OTR Press, had folded.  But our book was still selling well since it met the needs of a specialized niche in the world of agriculture and working dogs – livestock protection dogs to be more specific.

Livestock Protection Dogs - Selection, Care and Training
Livestock Protection Dogs – Selection, Care and Training

This book can be ordered from Dogwise (US), Amazon.com (US) and Amazon.ca (Canada)

Orysia and Cirit, one of her Akbash Dogs
Orysia and Cirit, one of her Akbash Dogs
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2 thoughts on “Livestock Protection Dogs

  1. Faye March 2, 2019 / 11:43 pm

    Hello! I am seeing a listing on Amazon for your book, but with a newer Feb 12, 2019 date. Is this yet another new addition?

    https://amzn.to/2IOsnkj

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    • Orysia March 3, 2019 / 8:32 am

      No Faye, this was just the latest re-print of the most recent edition of the book. Thanks for checking. Orysia

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