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Glen of Imaal Terrier

I have been told that this breed of fog is possibly the best to shall we put it keep a fox off your property,no barking howling or growling it just goes about it's job efficiently should a fox decide to pass through at night to see what's on offer,has anyone on here any experience of this breed let me know

ojn
Friday, February 24th, 2017

Typo mistake fog = dog

ojn
Friday, February 24th, 2017

Depends what you mean by efficiently, scaring off the fox i presume as no terrier will take a fox on its own above ground only lurcher types. Barking will help as the fox knows there are dogs about and will be more wary, but its very hard to stop a hungry determined fox.

I have two jack russells and a jack russell beagle cross (teagle} and hunt foxes regularly, one is dynamite with a great nose, one hunts all day but nose not as good and the youngest one is following the other two into bushes etc.I keep them in a run right next to the chickens run and once or twice in the last few years when I forgot to lock in the hens I was hit by a fox.

My neighbours hens and dogs all sleep in the barn and he has had hens carried especially in summer when hens head out at first light and the dogs are still sleeping in the barn.

Dogs certainly do help but because it is a Glen Of Imall breed this does not guarantee success. Within each breed there will be plenty of useless ones.

Keep the hens locked in by night and have a dog that barks and hopefully this will keep him at bay. if they are free ranging over a large area its pot luck

johnnyg
Friday, February 24th, 2017

johnnyg very well put. That is 1 of the best answer's i have read on this site.

Desy
Friday, February 24th, 2017

Our house is surrounded by foxes.. regularly hear them calling out.. our dog is a retriever cross and is pure pet if a fox came up to him he's prob try play but his bark is loud and keeps them at bay.. any dog will keep a fox away.. BUT every night the fox will be there to check.. last year Sarah my partner came home from work and took Henry to the groomers she forgot to lock in the the free range birds and I was home 45min later a fox wiped out the whole lot.. it was a lesson learnt.. a fox will wait for you to make the mistake.. they don't call them cute for nothing.. so regardless What breed a dog the fox will turn up every night until they get their chance..

Glinnanejnr
Friday, February 24th, 2017

Thanks for the info and in particular Johnnyg

ojn
Friday, February 24th, 2017

When i kept lurchers they were kept in an open compound with kennels to go in when ever it suited them.I feed meat to all my dogs and several times while in the process of going out lamping i would walk down the garden to see the lurchers going insane inside the chainlink fencing and a fox on the outside lying down chewing on an old bone or something simular,they cop on in no time at all that the dogs cant get to them and show no fear,one morning i actually discovered a dead fox in the compound where it had made the mistake of climbing in for food,last supper so to speak.

rebelman
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Not many working glens left in ireland

blueboy
Monday, March 27th, 2017

Great replies from johnnyg and rebelman

spudlington
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017


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