wolf protection by herd protection dog-programs
With the domestication of
different types of game to domestic animals once the large clash of interest
between humans and the predators, all began in front with the ancestor of
our dogs? the wolf Canis lupus. In these long humans managed passed times,
by representing its cattle of which the basis for surviving always in its
sphere of influence held. Even over night with this together under a roof
He found support thereby by a representative of the
Canis familaris, the herd protection dog.
Hungarian Komodor as " a dog in the sheep fur " source of picture: " The dog " Kynos publishing house
These dogs show very much
minted the “behavior of the territorial defence like the wolves with
weakened hunt and rush-rubbed. In the entire behavior these herd protection
dogs will call a quite special form of the house dog. Also in their
appearance one can determine agreements. All are characterised by a large,
massive body, as well as by broad, strong headings, highly set small, almost
pendulous ears disappearing in the coat. The tail is always rolled in peace
hanging carried with excitation and attention with many over the backs. By
their exterior these dogs merge often optically with the cattle which can be
protected, actually often a wolf in the sheep fur. Opposite utilizable
cattle these dogs are bearing tolerant and this, when correct acclimatizing
as booty would never regard.
without each requirement of a human guidance they accompanied the herds of
cattle with the daily pasture course or migrations over in moments of the
threat them entrusted of the animals calmly with circumspection of their
actual function fair to become, resisting and driving out predacious
To what extent the Do Khyi contributed to developing
these herd protection dogs as ancestor can is not proven, all the same
behavior, a similar body stature is too own. Not to also point after the
European continent was settled from Asia by humans and also later people
migrations from the Asian-space proceeded is such an assumption over
distorting shank with this, or the descent of the herd
protection dogs from the DO Khyi is really not to exclude.
Representation of the Do Khyi as protection from predacious animals on a
Source of picture: " Tibet"
Geo publishing house
means of that proceeding described attitude way of the utilizable cattle
under too the herd protection dogs approximately up to the end 18 of the
century world-wide the equilibrium between the predators and the interests
of humans as a cattle breeder one held.
On the basis of an ever closer settlement of humans
above all the European continent, the conditions of the animal husbandry and
it changed were no more function for the heavy herd protection dogs
available. Now humans needed the participation of the lighter, dependently
operating guarding or shepherd dogs. Only in remote regions was preserved
the sphere of activity of the herd protection dog and thus preserved.
The clash of interest between humans cattle-holding and predacious animals
flowed into an intensive pursuit and destruction of the “predacious
animals”. In many regions the booty grip arms were exterminated.
lupus source of picture: UH 1/98
Meanwhile world-wide estimated only about 130,000 wolves live. Surviving of
the Canis lupus, the ancestor of all of our housedogs became questionable.
The wolf as one of becoming extinct threatened animal species must be
protected. Here also today again conflicts between the animal and protection
of species and the cattle holding result.
The application of the herd protection dog was again
discovered, even the mechanisms for the meaningful application of these dogs
had to be learned again.
firmly that all herd protection dog programs for a success of the wolf
protection became. The cattle breeders let themselves be convinced slowly of
the fact that protecting the herds of cattle is to be preferred by dogs of
the destruction of the wolf practically.
The assigned dogs save the application of poison seals and rifle and the
wolf deliberate themselves again upon for it more “easier” to hunt animals.
Here it quite ful-fills it by nature assigned the function of the
maintenance of the game stock, which for the health and vitality of the game
in addition, the often over-feasted plant new generation is from use.
projects for the protection of the wolves in their last retreat areas are
usually financed and executed by small protective associations.
Representatively of many the society is located for
the protection of the wolves e.V in Germany. Each interested one can
takeover for the support of the work sponsorships for wolves in addition,
for active herd protection dogs.
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Source of picture page
above: " Schah" Persian wolf from " the year of the dog " author