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Idaho ranchers ask hikers to stop rescuing guard dogs

Cory Peavey, a sheep rancher in Blaine County, Idaho, says his guard dogs have been "rescued" and taken to local animal shelters by well-meaning hikers. Guard dogs protect flocks day and night from coyotes, wolves, mountain lions and bears, and the dogs aren't well-socialized to people and might bite if approached, ranchers say.

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