This is our newest member of the family. George is an 8 week old Great Pyrenees. We got him from some family friends of Ryan's family. They had two litters, and this is one of the males. He will get BIG. Great Pyrenees are sheep dogs. They are bred and work as guard dogs for sheep. They don't herd them. They sit and watch. This is what I love most- he should watch the kids and chase anything away that's bad. He's not a jumper (NICE!) and he takes lots of naps. He weighs 23 pounds today. He and Lucy (our yellow lab) met today and they seem to like each other. Lucy likes to bat him with her huge feet, and since she herself is a big dog (80 pounds at least...) we put her on a leash when he is outside. I'm going to be in charge of training George. We will see how THAT goes. I am counting on his breed instincts to help me watch the kids and keep the critters away from them. I am hoping for a really intimidating watch dog that loves my kids. From everything I've read and heard from others who have this breed, I'll get it.