Data Collection, Research and Reporting

NGF will systematically collect data from host families, partner NGOs and independent research to determine the effectiveness of Bankhar dogs in preventing livestock predation. Data collected will aid research in:

  • Determining Bankhar effectiveness as predator deterrent
  • Perfecting training for families
  • Determining the temperament or action of the dogs most effective as a predator deterrent
  • Health, care and longevity data for the dogs
  • DNA aspects of the Bankhar related to the genetic concerns of modern dog breeds
  • Peripheral ecological impact of the dogs
  • Developing more strict timing methods for livestock bonding