Hey all LGD experts - I am looking to get a LGD to raise with my two goats and perhaps protect the chickens if I wanted to free range at some point. Found the following ad on Craigslist: We have a very nice commercial Boer Buckling for sale for $200 OBO and LGD pups for $175. The pups are out of the best female I've ever owned. They live with goats, good with chickens and people. They are two months and ready to go guard your herd. Email for pictures and more info. I responded to the ad with the following questions: I'm interested in knowing what breed of LGD you have available. Could you please tell me about the parents - do you have both onsite? Do you raise them with the livestock? Do they come in the house? Socialized with other people? Thank you. I have two goats and chickens that are kept seperate. I have herding breed dogs but they are kept away from the goats and chickens because they want to chase and herd and not protect other than alert me when a coyote is visiting the back pasture in search of field mice. This was the response I got back with pics: The pups are Great Pyrenees and Maramma cross. I have the mom onsite but sold dad as I don't want to be in the dog breeding business. Dad an good dog but the mom is by far the best dog I have every had and I've been in the goat business for over 15 years. She is good with the animals and around people. The pups can come and go from the herds as we have several pastures and feeding outside the pens is easier (goats like dog food). We do not let our guards in the house at all. They are not guarding if they are in the house. We have five girls and 4 boys to choose from. Anyone have knowledge about the maremmas? What do you all think of the pup's colors? Seems like they are a little on the dark side for pyrenees and/or maremmas. Mom looks a little small or thin - or is that normal for having had pups. What are your thoughts about these pups? Thank you for your input.