Hello, I have a great Pyrenees/Kangal mix that is 2 years old. We have had him since he was 7 weeks old in a suburban type living arrangement. We got him solely as a family pet. LGD are big dogs and certain breeds do do better with more room but you know what? I could say the same about MANY MANY breeds(insert any shepherd breed here) people keep in urban areas. I believe that dogs are very much individuals and as long as you provide both physical & mental stimulation you can set up any dog to do well in most living situations. With my LGD he had never been around any livestock until last week when I brought my 1st flock of ducklings home. You know what? I introduced him slowly and other than sniffing them a couple times (usually when they are peeping loudly) he shows very little interest in them. Obviously I’m going to have to watch/work with him as they grow and Ultimately I’d love to have him stand guard over the ducks and protect them from the neighbourhood cats( he already doesn’t let cats any where near our backyard). Time will tell however. LGD were bred to watch and protect livestock without the aid of a human this means they are usually great with small animals but they are INDEPENDANT thinkers. As far as a 100% recall or a dog that’s going to do tricks all the time you won’t get it with a LGD(if you do then koodo to you!). It can take a WHILE to train a LGD puppy as they are quite stubborn and don’t even get me started on the teenage aingst stage. However if you can make it to the 2 year mark your golden as once they start setting into adult personalities they make great lower maintenance dogs. Honestly I don’t see myself straying far from LGD if we choose to get another dog when the time comes.