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  • Nadaam in Bayan-Ölgii Province

    Nadaam, a midsummer festival that falls in the middle of July each year, is a national holiday in Mongolia. Much of the country takes the week off and travels to or from the countryside to be with family. One of the biggest holidays in Mongolia, it is celebrated with busy ceremonies,

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  • Gobi Pupdates

    The team is back after a successful trip to the South Gobi! The Gobi was not like I imagined–no sand dunes and cacti. Dunes can be found in the Gobi, but they are more west, hopefully we will hit them later this summer. Instead, vast gravely, dusty plains dotted with

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  • We take good care of our Pups!

    After car troubles grounded us to the city for a delay of over a week, Baagii, Trisha, and I finally made our way back to the breeding facilities to do some field work, mainly taking good care of the dogs in our breeding program.  First, we measured and weighed the

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  • Thank you from Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project!

    All of us on the Mongolian Bankhar Project team would like to thank our followers, especially our supporting donors who generously contributed to our Indiegogo last year. You’ve seen a bit of what we have done with your donations, but there’s so much more behind the scenes that we are

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  • Notes from the Field – 6/7/2017 – My First Week

    I walked through Customs in Mongolia’s Chinggis Khaan International Airport on May 31st bleary but wide, bright eyed, and with an excited, nervous grin on my face into the welcoming handshake of Baatbaatar (Baagii), the leading member of the MBDP ground team. He delivered me to my apartment, where I

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  • Bruce Elfström Interviewed on The Current

    The Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project founder and director Bruce Elfström was features this week on  Canadian public radio show The Current. Check it out here! The full show covered a number of different stories, but the segment on dogs begins around 50 minutes in. Bruce is interviewed beginning at 53:20.

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