Establishing a balanced pack of livestock guardian dogs who work together cohesively is a feat. Keeping that balance is a continual work in progress.
The various breeds of dogs on our place include: Akbash x Great Pyrenees, Great Pyrenees, Maremma, Anatolian Shepherd and Maremma x Anatolian Shepherd. We have found there isn't as much breed specificity when it comes to which dogs are better but that individual dogs matter more. Breed is a starting place but the workload , the terrain and the sheep all play an important role in determining what type of dog will suit.