The Daily Goat Dog Routine

Here on Roanoke Creek Ranch, there are usually three opportunities per day for goat dog training.  The early morning feeding Mid-morning open range rumination Late afternoon open range rumination Generally, the youngest member of the goat dog team comes along for early morning feeding.  The interaction is safe, and the pup/young dog gets face time … Read more

Responsible Landrace Management – Preserving Foundational Strains

By definition, a landrace consists of composite strains built atop foundational strains. Textbook best practices call for the preservation and sustainment of those foundational strains so that every dog in the landrace always has a true outcross available. Responsible breed management organizations pursue best practices for carefully identifying and nurturing foundational strains. See figure 1. … Read more