Having a livestock guardian requires the dog have a base instinctual desire to want to guard a flock or herd of animals, this has to be nurtured in the dog at an early age. The dog must grow up around the animals that you want it to protect later in life. At Lone Star Mastiffs we have sheep, cows, turkeys, rabbits, ducks, and chickens that to socialize the dogs with. Puppies sold as live stock guardians will be started on all of these animals as well basic farm life life gunfire proofing and learning to ride in or follow off road vehicles.