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.

Guardian Donkeys
With their sizeable ears, donkeys have outstanding hearing for detecting disturbances. Also, like other equines, they have an acute sense of smell. Donkeys' eyes are larger than those of a horse, furnishing this livestock guardian with a wide field of vision.
Illustration by Carolyn Guske