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    hi everyone

    i havent been around much of late we have been away camping. i hope everyone is doing ok with the wild weather we are having at the moment.

    while i was away a friend of mine looked after toffee. well it all turned pear shaped when toffee found her balls with legs(aka chickens) and killed them (please dont judge her she has never meet a chicken before and wouldve of seen them as balls with legs). Since this has happened i have told told by a number of people that i now need to watch toffee because she has the taste of blood :O Is this true or is it a story??? Im worried about her because she is a lovely dog and isnt aggressive at all. Im a bit embrassed to be asking what seems like something i should already know.
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    Hi Lea....i wouldnt be too worried. I think the 'taste of blood ' thing is a bit over the top. My old Labrador killed a heap of chooks once (not ours either !!) and he was still calm and chilled as ever. He never went off hunting by himself or anything like that. I guess you should watch her for the next day or 2 but after that i wouldnt be too worried.
    Cant blame her really, i love eating chickens too, just i like mine cooked and stuffed though !!


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    Thanks sean. the lady who looked after is upset but fine, she knew toffee could see the chooks as a play thing. How did you go with the horrible weather??? your up in bundy arent you???

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    Hi Lea05,

    What you have is a perfectly normal dog, so don't worry at all. My GSD boy and Rottie girl have killed two cats that came into our yard a few years ago and one bird (wasn't a chook ) and I didn't loose any sleep over it as this is what they do.

    As for the "she has the taste of blood" comment, this is from morons who have no Idea what they are talking about and over the years I've heard plenty especially if you own a GSD, Rottie or Dobermann as I have.

    Here are some good ones - If you feed your dog raw meat, it makes them vicious. If you play tug o war you must always win because the dog will dominate you. Never look them in the eyes. If you allow your dog on the lounge or bed, one day the dog will attack you.

    You must always eat first. You must always walk through the doorway first, and many more I can't remember.
    I wish I had a dollar for every time some Idiot told me Dobermanns were vicious and one day my gentle girl would turn on me, the same was said of my Rottie and added how Rotties suddenly snap and attack with out warning and you can't trust them with kids. Much the same is said about GSDs the funny thing is if you ask these Idiots have you ever owned one the answer is always no, so please take no notice of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lea05 View Post
    Thanks sean. the lady who looked after is upset but fine, she knew toffee could see the chooks as a play thing. How did you go with the horrible weather??? your up in bundy arent you???
    Yep, i'm in Bundy......the main part and the northen parts are a disaster area. We are high and dry out on the coastline ,thank dog !!


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    Unfortunately for the poor chookies, everyone loves chicken, it just tastes nice.
    Plus dogs see them as wonderful toys that run, flap and squeak.

    I had 3 lovely red hens just recently, they were taken by a dingo, one by one, in
    broad daylight from under our noses in a fenced area.
    They were the best chooks ever, it was like having 3 red doggies - they would come,
    sit, stay and just about lay eggs on command. RIP my good girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Yep, i'm in Bundy......the main part and the northen parts are a disaster area. We are high and dry out on the coastline ,thank dog !!
    Thats good to hear! Was wondering how you faired!

    Harley and Bella have killed maybe 6 or so of our neighbours chickens over the past year or so, they see them as a fantastic moving toy and spend most of the time throwing them around. I wouldn't listen to the whole "blooded" thing. It doesn't change them, they just like chickens a little more! lol

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    When Nero killed a friends chook we were told the same thing. He is such a loveable and goofy boy... but I wouldn't trust him around chooks anymore. Not one bit. If it flaps and runs it's fair game.

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    @sean glad your ok. you guys coped it bad

    thanks everyone for your advice, i feel sooooo much better now. I will be watching her around little things that run/move. I am a little bit protective with her anyways cause of her breed(amstaf x mastiff), people think she is going to attack them just by the look of her(she is more inclined to lick them to death). Then this happened and people were telling me she is ruined now, i was beside myself with worry

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    I was told I had to rehome my dog after she attacked a kangaroo because "she might attack your daughter or a running child." Just shows that people will say anything to sound interesting and turn molehills into mountains.

    My previous dog killed rabbits and possums (and injured a few roos too) but didn't even look at the chooks when they were free-ranging in our backyard. Also shamelessly let our cat boss her around.

    Banjo was quite obsessed with chickens the first times she met them. I did some LAT training with her around that, but I don't think that was the main reason she seemed to get used to them, though I hope it helped a bit. The last time we visited our friend with 8 chooks in her badly secure chook run, Banjo did end up getting into the run, but instead of going for the chooks she went into the chook house to look for eggs. lol

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