Hi folks, My fiance and I are going to be spending this next year doing our research and getting our new home next October, hopefully. We both have lifelong dreams of moving to the country and having our own little farm. We want some chickens, goats, dogs, barn cats, and what have you. We're both animal lovers. One of his dreams is he really, really, REALLY wants a Bernese Mountain Dog. I'm a strong believer in researching dogs before you adopt/buy. I've done rescue and trained of quite a few pound puppies, but this is a breed I'm really not familiar with. I've never had a chance to really meet one or know anyone who has one. I read they are used in drafting and were bred to be livestock guard dogs. It sounds like a good match for us so far. We would like to have a working dog to protect our chickens and goats and also be able to go rockhounding with (yes, we're rock geeks!) Any BMD breeders/owners here who can tell me a bit about their experiences with their Bernies? How are they around chickens? Any advice or things you feel I should watch out for or consider? Thank you!