Finally—d*gs do something good for waterfowl besides scaring them. Here we have a maremma (technically known as the Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog) who spends his days guarding ducks). These dogs are best known as sheep guardians, but they do a terrific job with ducks. Or at least Toby does.
From Gold Shaw Farm, we have these terse YouTube notes for a 15-minute video.
Let me tell you the story of our farm dog, Toby. He is a maremma who guards the ducks on our farm.
8 thoughts on “Toby, the duck-guarding dog”
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Good video for educating. Dogs that serve a purpose and are not house pets.
I know something about what happens when you have animals such as ducks or chickens. When I was a kid, many years ago, my grandparents had lots of chickens on the farm. Everything wants your chickens so you really have to keep them locked in and watch them all the time for predators. Having a dog like Toby is the way to go.
Toby looks a fine puppy dog. Uplifting video.
The same breed of dog is used to guard Fairy Penguins.
(Like the writer of this story, I’m going with the original name)
I’d never heard of the Maremmano. Seems like a winner.
Great video. Such a sharp picture too. But those geese teeth are scary.
A life in nature … snow, ducks and a fantastic dog.