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  • Notes From the Field 3-24-17 Trip to Nomgon Part II

    Too much happened to fit in one blog post! In our last NFtF you read about our trip with WCS Mongolia, a bit about how cooperatives work in Mongolia, and how two of our Bankhars are doing. The rest of the week we spent based out of Nomgon visiting herders

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  • Notes From the Field – 3-23-17 A Trip to Nomgon Part I

    Hey friends! Batbaatar and I just returned from an action-packed trip to Nomgon in South Gobi. We are fortunate enough to be partnered with WCS Mongolia and teamed up with them for this trip; while we conducted interviews of families to receive Bankhar puppies, they collected cashmere samples from herders

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  • Notes From the Field – 3-23-17 A Trip to Nomgon Part I

    Hey friends! Batbaatar and I just returned from an action-packed trip to Nomgon in South Gobi. We are fortunate enough to be partnered with WCS Mongolia and teamed up with them for this trip; while we conducted interviews of families to receive Bankhar puppies, they collected cashmere samples from herders

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  • Two Months Old! And the dogs receive a gift

    The youngest of our pups turn two months this week! A lot goes in to becoming a livestock guardian dog, and they’re already on their way. As you can see in some of previous posts, all of the pups are kept in the same enclosure with sheep and goats from

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  • Future Livestock Guardians

    One of the best parts of working on MBDP is getting to see the whole process of Bankhar being born, growing up, developing their personalities, bonding with livestock, and transforming from small, delicate pups into strong, healthy, intelligent adults. Certainly humans have had an age-old bond with dogs, and I

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  • Meet Blondie

    Name: Blondie Sex: Female Height (cm/inches) : 65/25.6 Weight (kilos/lbs): 38.1/84 Meaning of Name: She has lighter coloring than the traditional bankhar coat Approximate age: ~7 years Bred with: Bred with Baavgai 2016 Personality: Blondie is large and in charge – she has a alpha personality She has a lot of energy

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