Hi everyone I was wondering what the general feeling is about protection for sheep. I realize that the LGD can do more by way of protecting but IME they also are more work. Do people find that llamas or donkeys are sufficient or do you *need* a dog. We're trying to decide if we should get another LGD or something else and just looking for opinions. FWIW -we live in a small, medium and large sized predator area. Everything from raccoons to bears and cougars (although cougars are rare, bears are not). I'm just interested to hear what people have to say. I lean towards LGD but my old llama was the biggest chicken anywhere! He wasn't much of a representative for llama guarding work.