Hello. I don't have a farm but I am getting chickens soon and want a goat or two. I have small children and a cat and mix breed dog already. I have NO idea what kind of dog to get that will PROTECT! I want a dog that will guard chickens, livestock and children. Here is what is currently available at my local shelter that looked good to me: Austrailian Shepherd/ Australian Cattle dog / Blue Healer Mix Newfoundland / Black Lab Mix Golden Retriever / Bordercollie Mix Coonhound Newfoundland Mix (??) Border Collie Austrailian Shepherd / Collie Mix Great Pyreneese Mix (??) There are TONS of dogs available, I just don't know what to get. Everytime in the past that we have got a dog I always regret it. We only have the 1 now and he is good but useless. I want a GOOD dog!!! I want a protector!!!!! Any suggestions are greatly apprectiated.