Squirrel Dog

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  1. FinallyGlock

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  2. Mayhem like Me

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    I have a strong suspicion. But no proof. We suffered hard for two weeks then went to the rescue and got two smaller kitties that have become a God Send. Which was better and cheaper than Grief counseling !!
    They Do not run loose, ever, and are fully contained inside and out. They have the run of the house and a 35 foot window box. Soon as the weather breaks we are going to add a 16 X 8 outdoor kitty patio for them.
     
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    My York/Silky love all rodents.......TO POOP ON !

    Never let her get them, but anything she gets in her jaws gets the full head-shake-to-kill treatment.

    Pity the fool that receive that kind of extremely abusive shake syndrome.

    Cash me outside , howbowdah ?
     
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  5. hogfish

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    OK. There must be a breed called "feist".
     
  6. hogfish

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    I wish! :)
     
  7. Dave514

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    Yeah. That's why I said "Feist".

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    They must be pretty plentiful, where we used to live is why I quit growing a garden. Those rat bastards ate my garden up three years straight. I probably killed thirty and trapped that many as well.
     
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    Carolina dog. Great animals and natural hunters.
     
  10. hogfish

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    Had never heard of them.
     
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    Yep. That's what I'm dealing with, but I must be over 50 in a bit over 3 years.
     
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    Like it!
     
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    That's a good looking dog. Is it of a particular breed?
     
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    It belongs to a guy I know. I believe it's a Finnish Spitz.
     
  16. hogfish

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    Finally looked it up. It looked to me like a bigger Jack Russel in the picture, but it's totally different. Also, I read something along the lines of 'rarely catches a squirrel, expecting its owner to shoot it'.
     
  17. Dave514

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    Dogs bred to do specific things tend to be naturally better at those things. Feists have been used to hunt squirrels for a long long time and are very good at it. If your goal is to "keep your yard free of squirrels" then getting a dog bred for chasing squirrels makes the most sense to me. But yes, they are not trained to catch and kill squirrels. You train them to tree squirrels so you can shoot them. However, a dog that is bred to chase squirrels shouldn't be too hard to encourage to kill them. Play fetch with a dead squirrel and reward the hell out of the dog when he brings the dead squirrel back.

    And I don't think a dog needs to kill the squirrels to keep your yard free of squirrels. The pressure of danger alone should keep them at bay.
     
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    Since my dog is not a hunter I resort to live trapping. Take them to the boat landing, open and aim. They launch themselves into the river and have to swim to the other side to get out due to pier.
     
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    You need a Squsky...

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    Our neighbor had a dog that would bark and chase after the squirrels, listening to that damn dog barking all day was really annoying. Ask your neighbors if they mind listening to a dog barking all day or the squirrels more.

    I never understood the issue with squirrels and I've lived in areas where there we a lot of squirrels. Shoot and eat them if they are such a bother.