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   I have had dogs all my life and chickens/poultry most of my life and never had a dog injure or kill any poultry.  Correction:  The Siberian Husky but we solved that pretty fast by rehoming her when training didn't work.  I have four dogs now and the youngest, just turned one, is in here with me watching the incubator.  Chicks are hatching now and peeping away.
    IMHO a large part of the solution is figuring out which dog breeds to get and which to stay away from  The Siberian was the only problem.  Even the terrier let chickens alone.



What breed are your dogs?
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What breed are your dogs?


  Now  I have an English shepherd , chicken guardian extraordinaire, very protective, and all around excellent farm dog, and three shelties. In the past I've also had collies and collie mixes and a bull terrier.  Never had a problem with any of these breeds or my son's lab/border collie mix.

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  Now  I have an English shepherd , chicken guardian extraordinaire, very protective, and all around excellent farm dog, and three shelties. In the past I've also had collies and collie mixes and a bull terrier.  Never had a problem with any of these breeds or my son's lab/border collie mix.

I love English shepherds!
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I love English shepherds!


Me, too.  These were the dogs of my childhood.  IMHO can't find a better, smarter or more versatile dog.

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Me, too.  These were the dogs of my childhood.  IMHO can't find a better, smarter or more versatile dog.


Where do buy one?
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Where do buy one?


   You can look up National English Shepherd Rescue or I got the one I have now from Stony Creek English Shepherds in Michigan.  My husband was in Michigan on a business trip, met the litter and then Josh flew here.

    If you  google English Shepherds there are other breeder's listed.

    I believe Heather Houlihan (sp?) breeds ES near Pittsburg PA.

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When dogs Came to my property I'd tell the owners. "Keep the dog off or it wont leave my property next time it's on it." Clear and to the point. It's my duty to contain my animals and behooves me to protect from predators. Dogs are the worst predator. No fear of humans and large enough to break into pens. At that time I didn't have electric fencing. I don't even have to worry about now but also don't live in town with everyone thinking it's OK their dogs roam.

 

Electric is your best option if you don't want to tarnish neighbor relations. In reality their neglect would be the root of any outcome but few are that wise to take ownership of problems. Go electric if any other outcome is not to your preference. Those choices are a dog catcher (grew up where he just shot them and left where running), call sheriff, or shoot the dog yourself. 

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

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When dogs Came to my property I'd tell the owners. "Keep the dog off or it wont leave my property next time it's on it." Clear and to the point. It's my duty to contain my animals and behooves me to protect from predators. Dogs are the worst predator. No fear of humans and large enough to break into pens. At that time I didn't have electric fencing. I don't even have to worry about now but also don't live in town with everyone thinking it's OK their dogs roam.

Electric is your best option if you don't want to tarnish neighbor relations. In reality their neglect would be the root of any outcome but few are that wise to take ownership of problems. Go electric if any other outcome is not to your preference. Those choices are a dog catcher (grew up where he just shot them and left where running), call sheriff, or shoot the dog yourself. 

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Me, too.  These were the dogs of my childhood.  IMHO can't find a better, smarter or more versatile dog.

Me three! I remember my grandfather's dogs which he referred to as "farm collies" and then later he had border collies. Now I am wanting an English Shepherd. smile.png wonder if they would get along with Great Pyrenees?
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