The canine who killed 8 coyotes to guard a flock of sheep and made headlines late final yr is nominated for the Farm Canine Of The 12 months Award this yr.
The 2-year outdated hero livestock guard canine, named Casper, has been nominated for the award by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
Casper is up in opposition to some ruff competitors for the title this yr. He’s up in opposition to 4 different canine — Journey, a Border Collie from Ohio; Margo, a Rottweiler from Indiana; Cinco, one other Border Collie from Utah; and Morgan, a Bernese Mountain Canine.
The Individuals’s Alternative Pup winner of the AFBF Farm Canine of the 12 months is about to win a $5,000 money prize from Purina and one yr’s value of Purina Professional-Plan pet food.
Moreover, in accordance with the AFBF, the winner of the competitors will likely be acknowledged at an award ceremony on the American Farm Bureau Federation Conference in January 2024.
Final yr, Casper the Nice Pyrenees made headlines when he laid his life on the road to guard a flock of sheep in opposition to a pack of 11 coyotes.
On November 04, 2022, Casper killed eight out of the 11 coyotes that threatened to assault six sheep that Casper, and one other guard canine, named Daisy, have been guarding.
In response to Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB), “Casper took out three coyotes that made it contained in the pen after which leapt the 4-foot hog wire fence to pursue the remainder of the pack.”
Casper didn’t come residence for 2 days after the incident. And when he returned residence, he was so injured that his proprietor, John Wierwille, feared that he wouldn’t make it.
Fortunately, after a number of surgical procedures and multiple month of recuperation, Casper survived.
On their web site, AFBF described the Farm Canine Of The 12 months award that Casper is nominated for as a contest that, “celebrates farm canine and the various methods they help farmers and ranchers in producing nutritious meals for households and their pets throughout America.”
AFBF is encouraging the general public to vote on-line for his or her favourite canine. And you may assist Casper win this coveted title by voting right here.