How Will U.S. Foreign Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Impact The Farrier Industry?

Options % of Farriers
It will have no effect 4%
It will have a minimal effect 46%
It will have a moderate effect 18%
It will have a significant effect 23%
It will have a devastating effect 9%


— 2018 American Farriers Journal reader poll


If You Don’t Believe Farriers Should Take Dogs To Work, What Are Your Concerns?

Reasons % of Farriers
Safety issues 74%
Liability concerns 59%
Encourages children to play with dog 42%
Clients don’t like it 37%
Doesn’t seem professional 52%

— 2012 American Farriers Journal electronic survey of farriers

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