DH and I have been looking for a new puppy. We're thinking mutt, as we already have a pure bred boxer and springer spaniel. We moved to "the farm" a little over 2 yrs ago and have chickens and turkeys right now. Hopefully we'll be getting a couple dairy goats in the spring. We found puppies yesterday that are 1/2 pitbull and 1/4 samoyed and 1/4 heeler. We're used to strong willed dogs (boxers) so that isn't really a problem. However, will we be able to teach it to leave the livestock alone? It will be a house dog, but I need to be able to leave it outside in with the underground fence with the other dogs when it wants to be outside. Our dogs never have the run of the farm unless we are with them. Also, they are never left outside if we are not home. The puppies are 8 wks old. Do we dare?