Is Chow Chow German Shepherd mix make a good guardian dog?

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  1. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    My parents are thinking getting a chow chow german shepherd mix to guard our place, and I am wondering are they good with poultry?Thanks for any info. This is our first time ever to have a dog. The puppy is 4 months old.
     
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  2. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is probably a bad mix for a poultry guard and honestly not a good dog at all for an inexperienced dog owner.
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Totally agree.
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    A chow or chow mix? Nope. A Chow is one of the least intelligent dogs on the planet. It always makes the list of the Ten Least Intelligent.
     
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    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even experienced dog owners can have trouble with chows and chow mixes.
     
  7. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    I've heard Chows can be a tad on the aggressive side at times too. This doesn't apply to all obviously. And German Shepherds do have some herding instincts hence the "shepherd" part of their name. Most dogs with a shepherd or collie or other herding breed background as well as any dogs with breeds in their background that are primarily hunting dogs, usually don't do good with chickens and ducks, etc.
     
  8. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That is SO not true. They think different, learn different and react different that the supposed "intelligent" dogs like Border Collies, etc. My Chows are far better at problem solving and those sorts of 'intelligence' that my Border Collie and Goldens. They also are born housebroken & aren't diggers or chewers.
    Chows don't live to please people, they live to please ONE person-their owner.
    And no, they're seldom if ever good around squealing running birds.
     
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    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    I've seen PLENTY of people and stories about people training their borders and other high herding instinct breeds to leave their poultry alone and they do great or even channel that energy into helping with the birds instead of hurting them.
     
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  10. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i suggest good liability insurance for that mix.. German Shepard alone.. yes.. wonderful breed. and a herding breed by nature, if you let it feel its natural desire to work and train, a very good guardian ... chow chow.. not suggested pure or mixed..

    good luck ..
     
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