Dogs protecting owners and property from snakes!!!

#dogvssnake #terriers #snakes
dogs protecting owners and their territory from snakes. Dogs and snakes will always fight and if the snake is venomous then sometimes the conflict can be lethal for dogs. However most of the time dogs are good at tackling snakes. In the wild it is a natural survival requirement of the dog packs.
The dogs will risk their own life and will try to kill the snake for the greater good of pack survival. The problem is so inherent to dogs and snakes that military working dogs that work in venomous snake environments are specially trained to avoid snakes. In some areas dogs are specially trained and used to keep snakes away from their properties. However, there are no breeds of dog that have been specifically bred over time to kill snakes, but some breeds will be more inclined hunt and kill reptiles than others. For example Terriers were purposefully bred to hunt and kill small predators and rodents such as rats and mice. And terrier owners often report that their dogs killing snakes on several occasions. Jack Russell, fox, rat and Australian terriers are probably your best choices if you are living in an area where snakes are common. However, most dog breeds will attack snakes to protect their owner or property. Dogs had been doing this in the wild for centuries and even though we have domesticated them , they haven't forgotten their hunting skills.
Be the first to comment