LGDs will protect goats, horses, sheep, chickens, alpaca, humans, etc... if properly socialized at a very early age in their development. Also not all live stock guardian dogs develop into effective live stock guardians
Excellent Ponts. Early developmental training is crucial to the success of the LGD bonding with and thus protecting their charge. Getting a pup from working lines and proper exposure to the working lifestyle will go a long way in helping your dog learn their job. Most LGDs are defensive drive but the prey drive can be strong also and that will lead to problems if not managed.