That is why I asked,because from other dog forums I always read/hear that these dogs are livestock before pets.So I just wondered.I have never met this breed in person,not sure if there are any on the island.They are beautiful though!I was worried when I first got the breed that not having a "job" for them would be a less than an ideal situation. I was given info that many of the livestock guardian dogs are treated more like livestock than a family pet. As I write this Noah is letting us know about an invasion of squirrels or something. So, he has taken up a job of sorts. They seem to be well adjusted canines in suburbia.