Hi everyone, I've spent some time reading stickies and searching for threads on this forum, but I still need help. I live near Seattle and am starting my investigations into GSDs as a family pet and guardian. We live on 17 acres and are thinking a GSD could be a good deterrent and alarm when predators (coyotes, mountain lion, bobcat, black bear) or strange people come near us or our kids. We have a Border Terrier (15lbs), elderly lab, two kids (3yo and 11yo), and chickens that are always in a fully enclosed run unless we let them out for brief periods while we are out with them. We have experience training our lab in agility and citizenship, and are willing to train the GSD. Open to a puppy or adult, though my preference (all things being equal) is for an adult given that we already have one toddler to deal with! Thanks in advance for any help!