We are retired, in our early 70's. We are building our own home on 15 acres in a very rural area. When we are moved in I want two puppies. Our neighbor has cattle, horses, sheep and chickens. My concern is in adopting two dogs who might have a chasing habit. Am I wrong to assume a Lab puppy could be trained not to chase critters? I need to be a good neighbor as there is no way to dog proof miles of cattle fencing. And a young dog could jump it easily. I had thought that a Lab/Rottie would be wonderful, but in reading Pippa's information on them it won't work for us, we won't have a lot of visitors, just out of state family in the summers. So socializing a dog daily won't be possible. Because our property is in the high desert, we need a dog that requires little grooming. All our dogs have been family members and lived long happy lives. We are looking for affectionate family member companions. Any experience, thoughts or ideas appreciated.