One of my dogs, Duke, is a year and half old great Pyr Anatolian mix. He is a spoiled house pet despite getting him from a farm with chickens and goats and horses. I'm not sure if I will ever need a guard dog as I'm only planning a hobby farm. My question is are dogs that are raised as pets usually able to adapt to the livestock and live on a farm. I would ideally have him outside all day when I'm working outdoors and put him up in the evenings with any animals while I am at work, then in the house to be a pet again. Or would I be likely to run into problems leaving a primarily pet dog in a barn with chickens and goats? If not for a small homestead would it be necessary to have an additional farm dog?