We've been looking into getting a dog for about a year now, perusing various breeds and we've come to the conclusion that a german shorthaired pointer would be a great fit for our family, our property size (2 acres) and our children's temperaments/size. All that aside, my chickens are free range and the dog is a game dog. Any of you that have game dogs AND let their chickens out? How effective would training be towards leaving our chickens alone? I've talked to 4 breeders. Some think I'm absurd to get one, others think with training it could work.