She would sleep in the barn if we didn't let her come in and sleep int he BR at night. She occasionally has barking fits late at night before she comes in, which is why we end up bringing her in so she doesn't wake the neighbors, which aren't TOO awfully close. She's about the best working dog we've ever had. We also have 3 Pembroke Welsh Corgi's, 2 of which bark too much and the other is a groundhog killer and does a great job herding the chickens, bu he has prey aggression, and if one of the other dogs yelps or cries he will usually attack them, so we have to be careful with him. He can't catch Fiona and if she wanted she could um, well you know, stop him. But she usually just jumps over him or runs away from him. She's very fast and deadly silent. We're going to be breeding her this year so, if you think she might be the right kind of farm dog for you, stay in touch.That's funny, we have a dog named Fiona, but she's a greyhound. She would be on the side of the fox, wanting to kill the chickens. She's the opposite of useful, but she almost never barks and she sleeps most of the time. She's getting old and we've considered replacing her with a guardian dog when the time comes. Does your Fiona bark a lot besides when visitors/intruders arrive? Does she sleep in the barn?