We are thinking of getting a new dog, possibly to ward off predators from our chickens. At first my husband wanted a German shepherd, then I told him that's a big no no with chickens, as they have a high prey drive. Then we thought of a golden retriever, but heard that they will mostly likely chase and or kill the chickens if left unsupervised as they are bred at waterfowl hunters. So now we found some puppies for sale that are a pyranees/ maremma cross breed. Now I know these breeds are awesome with livestock, guardians even, however my concern is when people come to visit. Will they see every newcomer and visitor as a threat and attack them? Or will they just bark until we reassure them that the person is a friend? How about when our kids friends come over to play? Thanks!