We love our first dog, she's a nice small pup with lots of energy but good manners and easy going around my Mrs and family. She's a mini Aussie x Blue heeler.
She's doing a good job letting us know when strangers are about, but we have a little one on the way, and Colorado legal AND illicit drug trades are booming. I think I'm appropriately concerned about leaving wife and child at home alone during the work week, even with her being comfortable and accurate with a gun.
I'd like to invest in 1 or 2 pups this summer that will be perhaps a little less friendly and aggressive to trespassers but ones that I can trust around my family. Ideally they'd be smart enough to learn the ways of cattle and coyotes for use on the ranch as I'll have more time to dedicate to training this fall. I'm looking at mountain curs, any other suggestions and/or experience?
Short grass, short cows, short life. But I'm in tall cotton.