Solve Your Predator Problems With Livestock Guardian Dogs, Donkeys, Llamas and More

Readers share stories of how their brave homestead companions patrol pastures and keep predators at bay.

Livestock Guardian Dog
Sarplaninacs, the dog breed shown here, are smart, strong-willed guardians requiring plenty of exercise and firm, confident masters. They are not suited to hot or humid climates due to their heavy coat, which makes them appear larger than they are.
Illustration by Carolyn Guske