Sheep Dog

Animals, Book, Nature & Science, Work

Sheep Dog

By: George Ancona
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish, 2003
Age Level: 9-12
Language: English
ISBN: 0-7614-5131-5


Ranchers and farmers are in a constant war with coyotes and wolves who kill their livestock in their pastures and grazing lands. One solution that seems to work better that shooting or trapping the predators is the guard dog. These big dogs, like the Great Pyrenees, Maremma, Komondor and Kuvasz, are raised as pups with the sheep. The dogs sleep with the herds and will fight off predators. The book takes the reader to the mountains of Idaho to see sheepherders moving their flocks along mountain pastures. Smaller herding dogs follow the herder’s calls and whistles to gather and move hundreds of sheep. 



Recognition Recognition

  • ALA Notable Book, Notable Children’s Book in the Field of Social Studies, 1985