My husband and I are ready to get a new puppy. We have an old blind blue heeler that we dearly love but I am afraid he will not be with us much longer. We have thought we might like to get a collie, it is one breed we have never had and I think they are just beautiful dogs. I wonder how they would be around alot of poultry? We are looking for a good all around farm dog, protective and a good watchdog but not aggressive at all. I have alot of people coming on the farm to buy poultry and I can't have a dog that is aggressive. We have had a Great Pyreness before and although they are good dogs we do not want another one right now. I would consider another breed but I am really wanting a collie. They also seem very hard to find here in Tn. Anybody around Tn. raise them?