We have two Pyrs which I love very much. They are AWESOME dogs. However, we will need to add another LGD sometime in the near-ish future. As much as I love the Pyrs, I think a different breed may be more well suited for this particular job. My Pyrs each currently live with my goats 24/7. Protecting the goats is their sole job, and they can't stand to be away from them. The new dog, however, probably won't be with one herd all the time. What s/he will be doing is to move into additional goat areas when they are occupied, which is not year round. For example, I have three goat pens going right now due to kidding season...unfortunately this leaves my bucks without a guard. But by winter, it will most likely just be bucks/does again, no extras. So during the times when extra areas are not occupied, this dog would be a perimeter worker or, possibly, go from working alone to teaming up with a Pyr. ( S/he would learn to work with the herd from a young age with my Pyr, of course, before being expected to do perimeters OR work solo.) Other unique things about the "job" would be that my extra goat areas are smaller than the areas that are most often in use. Pyrs like their space, so I was hoping there is a breed out there that doesn't like to roam as much and would be more content in smaller spaces. I'm not sure if such a one exists, but I'm hopeful. I would also love to know which breed is least likely to kill chickens. 😑 So basically what I'm hoping to be able to find is a breed that can... 1. Work a herd and/or perimeter 2. Work as a team and/or solo 3. Be content in smaller spaces 4. Be comfortable with change (I've noticed my Pyrs are not) 4. Maybe not kill my chickens, and therefore be able to work in their area. Any ideas or is that asking way too much of one breed/dog?