I have loooved this breed for yrs. A friend in Ct has 4 of them and these are well socialized family dogs. Does anybody here have them? Do they do well with chickens? Training is not an issue, this breed is smart and all of my dogs have been socialized and trained well. (I had a cgc am-staff that used to go to nursing homes with me) My beautiful Mastiff passed away about 2 months ago and I miss having a big dog with me. My son and I will be living alone shortly, so I was looking at breed choices and thought maybe it was time to take the plunge and find myself a Swissy. I would love input from swissy owners.