Sunday, October 06, 2013

Big dogs of Lesotho

It's taken me forever to sort photos from our Lesotho/South Africa trip, but now I'm going to flood the blog with images of dogs we met along the way.

These are the bigger dogs or livestock guardian type dogs that we met in Lesotho. The primary predators in Lesotho are jackals, but these dogs have also been exported to other African countries for use against caracals, hyenas, cheetahs, and even lions.

The following image is of a traditional Maluti guardian dog taken from Lesotho and now housed in a private kennel in South Africa. This young male is a two-year old.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's the kind of blog flood I like! Any temptation to take any of these splendid beasts home to add to your own bloodlines?....L.B.