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dc.contributor.authorHansen, I.
dc.contributor.authorBakken, M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T05:38:27Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T05:38:27Z
dc.date.issued1999-01-01
dc.identifier.citationHansen, I., & Bakken, M. (1999). Livestock-guarding dogs in Norway: Part I. Interactions. Journal of Range Management, 52(1), 2-6.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4003485
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/643976
dc.description.abstractWe documented behaviors of Great Pyrenees livestock-guarding dogs toward people, livestock, dogs, horses, reindeer, and bear to determine if they might be suitable for protecting livestock in Norway. None out of 13 dogs showed aggressive behavior towards unfamiliar people, and aggressiveness towards dogs and livestock was also low. However, 91% of the dogs tested chased reindeer. A willingness to chase bears was apparent in all 3 dogs tested. Although the Norwegian strains of the Great Pyrenees are bred mainly for exhibition, they obviously have retained some behavioral patterns important for the livestock-guarding function. Their nonaggressive behavior towards people, dogs, and livestock, and their active reaction towards bears suggest that this breed could he suitable for use as livestock-guardians in Norway. However, the dogs' tendency to chase reindeer is a trait that may cause conflicts in reindeer-herding areas.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectNorway
dc.subjectreindeer
dc.subjectpredators
dc.subjectsheep dogs
dc.subjectdog breeds
dc.subjectaggression
dc.subjecthumans
dc.subjectUrsus
dc.subjectGulo gulo
dc.subjectGreat Pyrenees
dc.subjectLynx
dc.subjectsheep
dc.titleLivestock-guarding dogs in Norway: Part I. Interactions
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
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dc.source.volume52
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage2-6
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