Updating... Been awhile since my last update. Nothing consequential has occurred. Valentina is now 4 yrs old and has been doing a good job on this little 6 acres. She and Cujo continue to get along well, backing each other up as needed. Cujo is still with high energy and playful; while Valentina is still laid back and serious minded. I am prompted to post today because, as hot as it is here, Valentina continues to be on the job! I heard her barking/howling/growling and that let me know I needed to check to see what was going on out in that heat. Cujo was racing toward the noise. There Valentina was grabbing and shaking a young red fox that had been trying to get to some fowl. Cujo rushed in and grabbed it too. It kept trying to bite yet never made contact enough to do so with either dog. When Cujo let go, Valentina grabbed the back of that fox, shook it hard again, then dropped it. It was dead! Both dogs stood there watching it as I picked it up by the tail and moved it. (Pictures below...) I'm still quite happy with my choice of this LGD; and her ability to take on all goats/fowl/myself is a testament to the breed.