I intend to aquire a flock dog guard (not a herding dog) to protect my chicks from predators. I know Great Pyreenees are great for this purpose, but I would prefer smaller dog (in 40 - 60lb range). Also I am not sure if Pyrenee dog would be comfortable in Florida heat due to their long haired coat and fur like coat. There is no coyotes or bears here, just occasional coon and lots of hawks. Can anybody suggest a dog breed to suit my needs? Thanks.