My dog caught a mouse today!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by cthrash1, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    We are planning on getting a cat tomorrow from a rescue group because my hubby saw a mouse run through the den... Already have the litter box ready. Well today our Staffordshire Terrier caught a mouse and played with the poor thing til it was either exhausted or scared stiff(still breathing and moved some when I picked it up). I finally took the mouse away, praised the dog for her hard work and gave her a treat. Tossed the mouse across the road into the field. Our dog sat by the front door looking out across the road for a long time... Guess she was waiting for her play buddy to come back in, huh... [​IMG]
     
  2. henryetta

    henryetta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha,,,, mabie your dog is telling you WHO NEEDS A CAT lol?????
     
  3. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    terriers are known 'ratters' and will kill them often. my PW Corgi we believe has killed a mouse before, but PW corgis have terrier blood in them unlike the cardigans.

    terriers are also known as 'dirt dogs' since they will often do trials to see their drive to tunnel through to get to a caged rat.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I need a terrier out back. The neighborhood cats are NOT getting the job done.
     
  5. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Our mouser of the day... We're so proud of her, thought I'd go ahead and post her goofy little face
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  6. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Chickie'sMoma :

    terriers are known 'ratters' and will kill them often. my PW Corgi we believe has killed a mouse before, but PW corgis have terrier blood in them unlike the cardigans.

    terriers are also known as 'dirt dogs' since they will often do trials to see their drive to tunnel through to get to a caged rat.

    This is very interesting to know and explains some things, like how moles drive her crazy and she will dig relentlessly trying to find them... The only thing I have really read on them, other than being hard headed cuddle bugs, is they were used to bait the bull(originally known as American Staffordshire Bull Terrier) in the old days. Then later the name was shortened to American Staffordshire Terrier(Am Staffs)​
     
  7. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    there are actually lots of terrier breeds. just check out the AKC's website sometime and read up on the 7 different groups of breeds. terriers are their own group. my dog would be part of the herding group.

    my Ein was funny last winter when we first got him. we had to travel in a blizzard to pick him up from the airport so he had plenty of snow to play in. he kept doing this cute thing with his head and looking at the ground once in awhile. then i realized when the snow had melted that he was hearing the mice tunneling under the snow.

    he now notifies us when a chipmunk has gotten into the engines of the cars. (realized it when i opened the hood and found all the chewed up acorns throughout the engine area!)
     
  8. suburbanminifarm

    suburbanminifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is very interesting to know and explains some things, like how moles drive her crazy and she will dig relentlessly trying to find them... The only thing I have really read on them, other than being hard headed cuddle bugs, is they were used to bait the bull(originally known as American Staffordshire Bull Terrier) in the old days. Then later the name was shortened to American Staffordshire Terrier(Am Staffs)

    Staffordshire Bull terriers are an English breed and are smaller. Yes, they were ratters and also nanny dogs for families, and folks used to watch them kill numbers of rats for sport. They are completely different from the American Staffordshire Terrier (no bull) [​IMG]
     
  9. annanicole18

    annanicole18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my dogs live to catch mice. they are so fun to watch in a field rooting around in the grass like a pig making a wallow. hubby just saw a mouse in the house last night so hopefully they catch it or else we will be going the cat route too. i think the dogs are going to be too loud in the house to catch it though. ah the joys of a 100 year old home...
     
  10. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Quote:This is very interesting to know and explains some things, like how moles drive her crazy and she will dig relentlessly trying to find them... The only thing I have really read on them, other than being hard headed cuddle bugs, is they were used to bait the bull(originally known as American Staffordshire Bull Terrier) in the old days. Then later the name was shortened to American Staffordshire Terrier(Am Staffs)

    Staffordshire Bull terriers are an English breed and are smaller. Yes, they were ratters and also nanny dogs for families, and folks used to watch them kill numbers of rats for sport. They are completely different from the American Staffordshire Terrier (no bull) [​IMG]

    You know, I got to looking at the heights of each breed and our has to be the Staffordshire Bull Terrier instead of the Am Staff because she is way shorter than the Am Staff and more petite built, no more than 14 inches at the shoulder. I really never paid attention to the height difference when we got her.
     

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