Hello Folks, I have been researching LGD's and have settled on the Anatolian Shepherd Dog. I live in the desert of southern New Mexico and I wanted a dog that could handle heat as well as cold,for one thing. This will not be a dog that stays outside all of the time. It will be a family dog as well. I did want a dog that was bred to guard and not one who considers livestock as prey. I know that just because it has the potential to be good with chickens and other animals, it won't happen without lots of training. I am prepared to invest the time and energy. I am just wondering if anyone who has an ASD would be willing to share their experiences with me. I am adopting an ASD pup from a rescue group. It is a female, 3 mos old. I am so excited!