Hi, my name is Kaitlyn and this is my first post! There is this super awesome program in my community that rescues dogs and uses the local prison to train and socialize them. I know it might sound a little sketchy, but the inmates that work with the dogs have been trained in dog handling and it's really impacting both dog and human lives. That being said, I'd love to adopt with them. Right now they have some Aussie and Great Dane mix puppies. My husband and I live on a wonderful farm and are trying to find a great farm dog. We would provide a big kennel outside along with great shelter to house at night and when we are off the property but would mostly let it out to keep us company while we work. We have some cattle and thought training it to work with them would be great, but we want a decent size dog to ward off criminals (we've had issues last summer with this). I'd also love it if it could scare coons and deer off from my garden. Any thoughts? The biggest thing is not wanting to spend an arm and a leg but also wanting a puppy to train around the livestock and teach it to not run away. I'm including a pic because he's just so cute!!