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Monday, 29 November 2010

An amazing Livestock Guarding Dog retires.

Tylee with CCF's vet nurse Rosie and vet Anais.
Last Friday, one of our best Livestock Guarding Dog breeding females, Tylee, was spayed in the CCF clinic. At 7 1/2 years old and after six wonderful litters, she deserved her retirement. The ovariohysterectomy (removal of uterus and ovaries) went well; vet nurse Rosie and I monitored her over the week-end. She is recovering in the clinic and will be ready to be introduced to the other CCF retired dogs in CCF's Boskop farm.

Two of Tylee's pups placed last month.
Tylee has given birth to 58 puppies throughout her life, and all them were placed in Namibian Farms as part of CCF's Livestock Guarding Dog Program, which is such an important element for non-lethal predator management. Since the programme was initiated in 1994, CCF has placed over 375 livestock guarding dogs on Namibian farms, significantly reducing conflict between predators and humans.

CCF's Livestock Guarding Dog programme now includes four breeding dogs (three females and one male) who will continue to carry out Tylee's successful work.

Dr Anais Herbert, DVM
Research Veterinarian


  1. Anonymous10:50 pm

    Her contribution(s) in saving the lives of Namibian cheetahs and other predators is greatly appreciated. Three cheers for Tylee!

  2. Elisabetta von HOENNING O'Carroll6:09 pm

    Thank you for the news, they are really interesting...and I don't feel so FAR AWAY! Great job you are doing!!!!

  3. Wonderful news and congratulations to Tylee for such an achievement!

    Marisa Katnic
    CCF Officer
    San Diego/Co. California Chapter