Celebrating the Farm Dog on National Dog Day

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Every farm has at least one tractor, at one old shed, an old grain silo and, definitely, at least one farm dog. In celebration of National Dog Day (follow the feed on Twitter), I thought we could take a closer look at the roles of a farm dog, from guardian and labourer, to playmate and friend. Protection of the family and livestock has always been critical due to the remoteness of many farms. (Think of the sheep dog protecting the flock from wolves, coyotes and foxes.) Historically, and to this day, many dogs are used to work on the farm in livestock operations.…

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