What dogs are good with chickens?

MrFluffyandGirls

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Welcome! :frow
I have a Shepweiler (Rottweiler & German shepherd mix = those have been used as driving and herding) and a little pit mix who is very trust worthy with my chickens . I also have a young cane corso who is doing very well learning about life with poultry.
But I've also had a shepherd that had a prey drive off the charts that could not ever be trusted with chickens or any small animal.
 

Tamdog

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My Boxer was able to be trained, and I think it is because Boxers were bred to be the "Nanny Dog." BUT- a young Boxer is very crazy and so don't expect it immediately. - My Boxer did not want to kill them, but he would chase them, and of course a few would get "played with." I finally put him in a pen the day he killed one and every time I walked by I spoke to him in an angry tone and shook my head. Now I can leave them in the yard with the chickens and he will walk around with them and see what they are eating! Once a Boxer gets a few years on them all they want to do is please you.- and they are really smart.
 

MrFluffyandGirls

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My Boxer was able to be trained, and I think it is because Boxers were bred to be the "Nanny Dog." BUT- a young Boxer is very crazy and so don't expect it immediately. - My Boxer did not want to kill them, but he would chase them, and of course a few would get "played with." I finally put him in a pen the day he killed one and every time I walked by I spoke to him in an angry tone and shook my head. Now I can leave them in the yard with the chickens and he will walk around with them and see what they are eating! Once a Boxer gets a few years on them all they want to do is please you.- and they are really smart.
Same with my 8 month corso. I would not trust her without supervision because she might get the puppy crazies and decide to have a poultry party!
 

Pork Pie

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