A lot of people use LGDs to guard stock, especially in areas where a donkey or llama would be eaten, or in areas where small varmints are the main problem.
And yes, it's purely defense drive. LGDs have been bred for low prey drive.
I don't think it's a good idea to do PP with these dogs. It isn't a game to them, and they aren't obedient the way GSDs are; they're bred to be independent thinkers. Meaning, they have a tendency to make their own judgement calls.
Last edited by Freestep; 01-12-2013 at 08:30 PM.