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USA Today: Meet Casper, 'People's Choice Pup' Winner

AFBF Staff

A brave Georgia farm dog viciously attacked by a pack of coyotes while defending his owner's livestock has been named American Farm Bureau’s Farm Dog of the Year: "People’s Choice Pup”.

Casper, a Great Pyrenees owned by John Wierwille of Decatur, suffered major injuries after fighting off nearly a dozen of the wild dogs protecting his owner's flock of sheep, American Farm Bureau reported.

Casper, who lives on a farm with his owner about 20 miles northeast of Atlanta, won a trophy, Purina products and a $1,000 cash prize Wierwille donated to the LifeLine Animal Project − the shelter that treated the dog after his attack, according to the organization that recognized him at its convention in Salt Lake City Friday.

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