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The Ideal 10 Dog Breeds for Attacking Snakes

Dogs are not typically trained to kill snakes. Getting a dog from certain breeds may protect you in case of a snake encounter.

The Airedale Terrier, named after the Aire river valley, is a result of breeding between Old English Black and Tan Terrier, Otterhound, and other Terrier breeds.

Airedale Terrier

Developed in Australia but with ancestors from Great Britain, the Australian Terrier is a small yet protective breed known for guarding against reptiles.

Australian Terrier

The Cairn Terrier, bred in the Scottish Highlands, is one of the earliest working breeds. It's named after the cairns it chased quarry around.

Cairn Terrier

The Dachshund's silly appearance and playful nature make it a popular breed, particularly for families with children.


The German Pinscher has a slim and robust appearance that reflects its hunting heritage.

German Pinscher

The Jack Russell was bred to hunt foxes and is known for its energy and agility. They require high levels of exercise and are great at getting rid of snakes.

Jack Russell Terrier

Lakeland Terriers have a high prey drive and may not be suitable for households with small pets such as cats or rodents.

Lakeland Terrier

The Miniature Schnauzer was actually bred as a farm dog in Germany in the 19th century, used for catching rats and other vermin.

Miniature Schnauzer

Rat Terriers are versatile working dogs used for hunting and pest control. They also make affectionate family pets thanks to their loving and alert temperament.

Rat Terrier

The Norfolk Terriers is one of the smallest working terriers. They are popular among families with children because of their small size.

Rat Terrier