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The Latest In Low Cost Herding Technology

By   /  November 25, 2013  /  1 Comment

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Champis the Rabbit Herds SheepGreta Vigren, a Swedish farmer noticed that her 5-year-old pet rabbit, Champis, had a new talent when she let her sheep out to graze for their first time in pasture after a long winter. In her interview with the Huffington Post, Greta says, “He just started to behave like a sheepdog.”

Her friend, Dan Westman, who breeds and trains sheepdogs, shot this video of the rabbit doing his job. He was amazed at what he saw saying “It’s really incredible. I mean I work with sheepdogs and know how hard this is. There are very few dogs that could do what this rabbit does.”

Unfortunately, for those interested in their own herding rabbit, Vigren has no pointers on how to get started training a bunny to become a sheepdog. He picked up the tricks of the trade on his own, perhaps by watching the dogs.

Thanks to J.B. Higley for finding this video!

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

1 Comment

  1. Jim Cropper says:

    Thanks for herd bunny video. A bunny with moxie.

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