Dog breeds that keep snakes away from your house 

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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback: This breed has a natural instinct to hunt and protect, making them good at deterring snakes.


Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees: These large and protective dogs are known for guarding livestock and property


Border Collie

Border Collies are highly intelligent and can be trained to respond to commands. They may help deter snakes with their presence and alertness.


West Highland White Terrier

Westies are alert and can be protective of their homes, which includes being watchful for snakes.



Dachshunds are natural hunters and may chase away snakes they encounter.


Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terriers are fearless and alert, making them good at alerting their owners to the presence of snakes.


Australian Terrier

Australian Terrier: These small terriers are excellent watchdogs and can be effective in keeping snakes at bay.


Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are known for their protective nature and will often alert their owners to unusual or potentially dangerous visitors, including snakes.


Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russells are energetic and fearless dogs that can be vigilant in keeping snakes away from your property.


Rat Terrier

Rat Terriers are known for their hunting skills and strong prey drive. They are alert and will likely bark or chase off snakes that enter their territory.


Remember that while these breeds may have certain characteristics that make them more likely to deter snakes, proper training and socialization are essential.

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