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  • Welcome to Sheep 101. The purpose of Sheep 101 is to teach 4-H and FFA members, students, teachers, beginning shepherds, and the general public about sheep, their products, how they are raised, and their contributions to society. The site uses simple language and pictures to illustrate the various topics. To begin learning about sheep, click on a link in the menu bar or choose a topic from the drop down menu above.


  • About the author. The author of Sheep 101 is Susan Schoenian, Sheep & Goat Specialist at the University of Maryland's Western Maryland Research & Education Center. Susan has been with University of Maryland Extension since 1988. She raises Katahdin sheep on her small farm, called The Baalands, in Clear Spring, Maryland. Susan has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science degrees from Virginia Tech and Montana State University, respectively.

  • Susan Schoenian
    Sheep & Goat Specialist
    W. MD Research & Education Center
    University of Maryland Extension
    sschoen@umd.edu - (301) 432-2767 x343
    www.sheepandgoat.com
 

How do dogs help shepherds
take care of their sheep?


Dogs -- Friends or Foes?

There are two types of sheep dogs:
Herding dogs and Guardian dogs.


Border Collie working sheep

Photo courtesy of Trial and Error Acres

Herding dogs are used to manage sheep.
They are also called stockdogs or working dogs.

Click HERE to learn about HERDING DOGS.


Guard dog
Guard Dog on duty in Scott County, Virginia

Guardian dogs are used to protect sheep from
predators, such as coyotes and domestic dogs.

Click HERE to learn about GUARDIAN DOGS.
 


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Last updated 14-Nov-2006 by Susan Schoenian.

 

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