I've been looking for awhile for a good farm dog to guard the place and keep the vermin away. I raise Foxhounds but they have extreme hunting drive and will run game for miles. I had one that I left out, and never had fox or deer near the house, but he would run all night and sleep on the porch all day and I suspect he was hit by a car as he disappeared a few months ago. We also have an aussie, but he's the wifes lapdog and I can't leave him out unattended. After all the great things I've read on here, this weekend I found Pyr pups in the trading post and picked one up yesterday. He is a 12 week old male, he is not registed but I could care less. He was born and raised in a sheep pasture, but seems to be acclimating well to my place. Both parents where on premises and guarding the sheep, beautiful dogs and seemed well manered.