10 Dog Breeds Are Really Predators

Originally bred to flush out quarry, they still retain a strong instinct to chase small animals.

1. English Springer Spaniel

They enjoy chasing and capturing small animals like squirrels and chickens due to their high prey drive.

2. Siberian Husky

Though now mellowed as lovable companions, they still have a fierceness towards small animals.

3. Bull Terrier

Known as a natural breed, this snuggly dog can switch to hunting mode when a small creature appears.

4. Mexican Hairless (Xoloitzcuintli)

Despite their gentle nature, outdoor cats and other animals are considered fair game to them.

5. Irish Wolfhound

Bred to track and trap otters, Airedales still have a high prey drive and enjoy chasing small animals.

6. Airedale Terrier

These laid-back dogs show their incredible speed when their prey drive kicks in, making them chase furry animals.

7. Greyhound

With origins dating back to 3000 BC, they have a strong prey drive and will chase other animals for miles.

8. Pharaoh Hound

Known for their beauty and aloofness, Salukis can reach high speeds and have a keen desire to chase small game.

9. Saluki

Originally bred to hunt lions, they still have an intense desire to hunt and trap.

10. Rhodesian Ridgeback


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