Hi all, I am looking for some advice on dog breeds. Specifially, if anyone can fill me in on the Anatolian Shepherd or other Livestock Guardian Breeds. BACKGROUND: We recently had to put our Irish Setter down due to lung cancer. He was a very large Irish Setter, standing 27" at the shoulder and weighing 80 pounds. My husband would like to get a big dog, specifically looking at 27" or more at the shoulder, as our next dog. We want to wait until spring to get a new puppy. We have an English Setter right now, but DH thinks he is too little, as Pistol is 24" at the shoulder and about 65 pounds. Hubby was looking into getting a Belgian Malinois, but I pointed out that the breed standard for a Malinois is 24" at the shoulder, which is the same size as what we have now and smaller than he wants. So now we are looking at the Anatolian Shepherd. He wants to get away from the "fuzzy" breeds that need alot of brushing and coat care. ENVIRONMENT: We have an acre fenced that the dogs stay in all day while we are at work. We spend about 1/2 hour in the morning with the dogs and then all evening with them after work. There are 3 dog houses in the fenced area, two are well insulated. They are large enough for a large breed as DH built them big enough to house a mastiff, in case we ever got one of those. We live in Wyoming, so we have snow, cold and windy conditions during the winter. Sometimes down to -15, but we usually have days in the 40's a couple of times a month. Our summers are very pleasant, this past summer was exceptionally warm as we had some daytime temps in the low 90's. Typically the highes are in the 70's or 80's during the summer. Anyone willing ot offer an opinion of dog breeds for us to own?