The Top 10 Dog Breeds That Kill Snakes

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The Airedale Terrier is a terrier breed known for its intelligence, strength of mind, loyalty, and courage to stand up against snakes.

Airedale Terrier


Australian Terriers are highly intelligent, friendly with people, and make for great watchdogs with developed skills in eliminating snakes and rodents.

Australian Terrier


The Cairn Terrier, originating in Scotland, is a small terrier breed with a weather-resistant coat that was bred for working and has a reputation for being effective against snakes due to its history of hunting small animals.

Cairn Terrier


Dachshunds are known to be playful and friendly family dogs, but their innate hunting instinct makes them effective in eliminating snakes that threaten their owners or territory.



The German Pinscher is a terrier breed that has been bred for hunting and ratting, known for its agility and even temperament, and is effective against snakes.

German Pinscher


The highly energetic Jack Russell Terrier is a working breed known for its agility and ability to chase and scare small prey, including snakes, and there is even a video online of a JRT fighting a cobra.

Jack Russell Terrier


Lakeland Terriers have a compact and sturdy build that makes them a cunning hunter and an excellent playmate, with a friendly and confident temperament suitable for families with children, who often prefer the breed due to its hypoallergenic qualities.

Lakeland Terrier


Miniature Schnauzers were bred as efficient ratting dogs, and their guarding tendencies and intelligence make them excellent at obliterating snakes before they become a problem.

Miniature Schnauzer


Norfolk Terriers are small and social terriers with watchdog tendencies, and as natural hunters, they are capable of chasing small vermin, including snakes.

Norfolk Terrier


Rat Terriers are both efficient hunters and beloved family pets, with their alert and social temperament making them highly trainable for snake control.

Rat Terrier

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