Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs come to mind. They are a relatively new breed, but the original intention was to breed a dog to protect the family and the livestock. The TRUE ABBBs still have this drive (Athena is crazy AND smart . . . all working dog over here). Unfortunately another group of people is breeding ABBBs illegally (ie: not able to be registered with ARF) and these dogs look more like an English Bulldog and are more along the lines of lazy couch potatoes. My Athena was from the lines of anything but lazy. Her daddy is an amazing example of a true working dog, and as she grows she proves to be much like him. This is the type of dog I'm looking for, the one who wants to work and naturally knows what to do. As far as Greyhounds go, I think that most NGA Greyhounds (ie: racing Greys) are as close to their original counterparts as Malamutes are to theirs. They are driven by instinct, which is a beautiful thing. I hate seeing Greys who have been bred purely to be AKC registered. They can't keep up with an NGA Greyhound and look . . . weird. I prefer my Greyhounds to be NGA and my Alapahas to be ARF. I like my dogs to know what "work" means.