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Atlas Obscura

The Poultry Pin-Up Art That Showed Off Breeders' Best Chickens
Atlas Obscura
“My barred rocks are marketable,” says Frank Reese of Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch in Lindsborg, Kansas, who won the American Treasures Award in 2012 for his work with heritage breed poultry. “They look like Barred Rocks were 70 years ago, when they ...

Popular Science

Meet the man fighting to save our country's rarest chickens
Popular Science
Frank Reese, Good Shepherd's owner and sole employee, chose the location 25 years ago to safeguard a treasure that had been entrusted to him: dozens of varieties of chickens and turkeys that were once the backbone of small farms—birds that could feed ...

Let's Talk About Professional and Responsible Dog Breeding
The sire to my puppy, Dante, belongs to Deborah Stern, a longtime Shepherd source and mentor. Stern co-owns last year's Westminster's Best in Show, Rumor, who recently had a litter ... Beware of buying from irresponsible backyard breeders who overbreed ...

The Atlantic

The Fight for America's Disappearing Ancient Dairy Cows
The Atlantic
If young farmers raise heritage breeds with the intent to preserve them, they could shepherd at-risk cows away from direct competition with Holsteins and steer them toward organic consumers, who are often more willing to spend extra on environmentally ...

Braille the Dog is Blind, Deaf and an Unstoppable Piano Player
The two-year-old Australian Shepherd was born blind and deaf due to irresponsible breeding, reports the Detroit Free Press, but can perform all the tricks a sighted, hearing dog can do, and then some. Along with learning basic commands through tactile ...

America's Best Racing

Bobby Frankel: A Natural Horseman
America's Best Racing
He earned six Breeders' Cup victories, highlighted by Ghostzapper's triumph in the 2004 Classic. His operation produced at least one Grade 1 winner every year from 1988 through his final season in 2009. Frankel trained 10 champions: Aldebaran ...

Modern Farmer

How to Choose a Livestock Guard Dog
Modern Farmer
Loss of livestock to predators is such an enormous problem that the USDA publishes lengthy reports on the subject. According a recent Sheep and Lamb Death Loss report, for example, about 170,000 sheep are lost to predators each year in the U.S.—nearly ...

Mount Desert Islander

'Puppy mill' restrictions eyed
Mount Desert Islander
Councilor Matthew Hochman said his dog came from a puppy mill and “has all sorts of issues,” but warned that the draft ordinance could “curtail the activity of legitimate breeders” or prevent other transfer of animals. “If people have an animal they ...

Annual Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival set this weekend
The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, LLC is a function of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative. A highlight of Saturdays shepherd's workshop will be featured speaker, Dr. Bill Stork of Cambridge. The veterinarian will talk on Reflections of Humanity.

American Kennel Club (blog)

​Dogs Recognize Their Own Scent, Study Shows
American Kennel Club (blog)
If you've ever tried to get your dog to notice himself in the mirror, the result was likely disappointing. Studies have previously shown that unlike chimpanzees and dolphins, dogs don't seem to be able to recognize themselves in the mirror. This test ...

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