What is the Best Dog Breed for Homesteading?

M.D. Creekmore

I've been interested in self-reliance topics for over 25 years. I’m the author of four books that you can find here. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about prepping, homesteading, and self-reliance topics through first-hand experience and now I want to share what I’ve learned with you.

5 Responses

  1. Thor1 says:

    Puppy says GSDs are best as they were bred to fight off wolves.

  2. mom of three says:

    I had a Boarder Collie, they are active dogs, and get board so make sure they have something to herd like goats, and sheep..

  3. Oren says:

    My son has two of the Great Pyrenees. I had to pick up the female from the vet one day. Bare in mind, I had never been around these dogs and this was my first introduction to them. I got to the vet and they brought out Rae. She was huge and very calm. I got to my truck and wanted to put her in the front seat with me. Once I got her in, she showed her character. I got in, and started the truck after putting on my seat belt. Rae, being the lady she is, eased over next to me and leaned against me. She rode all the way home tucked up against my shoulder. I got her home and turned her out into the pasture with the goats and her brother. Bruce is even friendlier. They appear to be great dogs. If I had one, the wife would turn it into a big shedding hairy rug in the house.

  4. patientmomma says:

    We have a pack of 10-12 coyotes running in my area which annoy us from time to time. There are 3 medium size cattle ranches around me so the coyotes spend more time chasing cattle and goats than my small livestock. Two ranchers use dogs, one has a pack of large coon dogs because they are alert , loud and will literally run the coyotes in the ground. A second ranchers uses LGDs which look like Tibetan Mountain Dogs. Another rancher has both llamas and donkeys for cattle protection.

    I have two Anatolian Shepherd Dogs which weigh about 125 pounds each; I also have some coon dogs which announce the intruders and then the Anatolians take charge. They take their jobs seriously and while they have good dispositions, they are working dogs, not house pets.

  5. Mrs. B says:

    Great article! I have a German Shepherd and plan to get two Great Pyrenees for my 32 acre farm. I will be raising sheep for the sale yard and a steer from time to time. You’re right. My German Shepherd is for my protection, the Pyrenees for the flock. They are not pets, they prefer to be with their flock.