We are looking for a LGD and would prefer a puppy to raise and train, we have beagles (house pets not hunting) and would like a LGD to help watch over them, some poultry, possibly some goats and of course the wife and property. A friend has offered their Adult Akita to us but I am not sure about it actually fitting our needs, anyone have experience with Akitas We were thinking along the lines of a Pyr but are open to suggestions. Whatever we get we want it to be bred to get along well with those in its charge, be able to free roam our fenced property and guard all in its charge. Worried a bit about cyotes, as well as the regular varmits. Not to worried about the two legged kind but a dog with some size would help me sleep better at night.