I have recent lost my two collies to old age, have to replace them as I need a dog to bark if anybody about the yard, but be a loving family pet. Have 3 jacks and bulldoggy who are useless at the guarding bit. I cant replace my collies as they were so special so looking for another breed. Nearly died at the cost of some posh dogs !!! Any suggestions of a guarding type dog, but suitable to mix with existing dogs, also have two old cats and horses and not cost the earth. Did think of a Scottish terrier or West Highland !!!!!