Anatolian with goats © Deon Cilliers
Dogs are playing an increasing role in conservation and wildlife services, as proactive guardians against predators, and as reactive response to poaching and wildlife crimes. We work with a network of partners to attain the very best solutions for our clients, by partnership with Mans Best Friend.
We offer a diversity of canine conservation services including:
Livestock Guardian Dogs which can protect cattle, goats or sheep against predators, by a method of familial bonding to your livestock. Puppies may be delivered as inoculated puppies at 8 weeks of age and with minimal guidance; but we prefer to place a puppy on a system offering a 12 month farmer-dog support program. We source top quality livestock guardian dogs and with a 12 month monitoring contract, we guarantee that stock losses will be reduced or your money back.
Game bird population surveys using Pointing Dogs and GPS technology to quantify and record bird population densities, or presence / absence. These may be overlaid onto maps to enable exposure of biodiversity links to land management practices. Examples of this are linking bird numbers to veld burning practices.
We have access to other specialist conservation tracker and sniffer dogs on request, such as Track & Smack Anti-Poaching dogs and handlers to pursue and apprehend poachers from a poaching crime scene and will gladly discuss any request with you.
We may offer basic discipline and training of most dogs, or guidance to owners, as per specific request.
A livestock guarding dog pup © Tim Snow
Some of our Pointer dog team © Tim Snow
Our pointer “Druid” locates a reedbuck and waits for his handler © Tim Snow