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Post by ross » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:54 am

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Post by windwalkingwolf » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:57 am

That may change things a little...Or a lot. If he has a northern breed or recent wolf heritage, he may never be able to dial down his prey drive enough to be trusted alone with birds. He will want desperately to please you, and know he's done something bad after the fact, but the sight of a flightless bird scurrying along the ground may always be a little too much for him. Malamute, husky, Eskimo dog, Akita and others are famous for this. Combined with a Shepherd breed, which can modify their prey drive into herding instincts, it can either work in your favour or be a chickens worst nightmare. Sometimes these dogs can never learn not to kill chickens. It's not the dogs fault, or poor training, it's just the way it is.Just want you to be prepared and not beat yourself (or him lol) up if it turns out to be the case.
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Post by Microraptor » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:49 am

windwalkingwolf wrote:QR_BBPOST That may change things a little...Or a lot. If he has a northern breed or recent wolf heritage, he may never be able to dial down his prey drive enough to be trusted alone with birds. He will want desperately to please you, and know he's done something bad after the fact, but the sight of a flightless bird scurrying along the ground may always be a little too much for him. Malamute, husky, Eskimo dog, Akita and others are famous for this. Combined with a Shepherd breed, which can modify their prey drive into herding instincts, it can either work in your favour or be a chickens worst nightmare. Sometimes these dogs can never learn not to kill chickens. It's not the dogs fault, or poor training, it's just the way it is.Just want you to be prepared and not beat yourself (or him lol) up if it turns out to be the case.

i doubt that's the case in him. he has no wolf traits and his parents and grandparent both grew up and lived on a farm with birds. they'd chase them when they'd try to steal food from the dog bowl but otherwise were tolerant of grown birds.
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Post by windwalkingwolf » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:31 pm

Good to hear! If you ever have him cloned, I'd love a Pushok :) I'm in love with his ears <3 P.S., I really love your signature picture. I suspect you may have a market for your chicken art here :)
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Post by egg-centric » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:45 pm

windwalkingwolf wrote:QR_BBPOST That may change things a little...Or a lot. If he has a northern breed or recent wolf heritage, he may never be able to dial down his prey drive enough to be trusted alone with birds. He will want desperately to please you, and know he's done something bad after the fact, but the sight of a flightless bird scurrying along the ground may always be a little too much for him. Malamute, husky, Eskimo dog, Akita and others are famous for this. Combined with a Shepherd breed, which can modify their prey drive into herding instincts, it can either work in your favour or be a chickens worst nightmare. Sometimes these dogs can never learn not to kill chickens. It's not the dogs fault, or poor training, it's just the way it is.Just want you to be prepared and not beat yourself (or him lol) up if it turns out to be the case.

Agreed. Sometimes it is so hard-wired into them that it would be like asking a Beagle not to sniff ...
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Post by kenya » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:30 pm

Beautiful dog.
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