It inevitable, we have chickens and we have dogs. Country Life. However sometimes our dogs can be our worse predators, or our neighbors dogs. Dogs can help keep away predators, I truly believe I don't have issues with racoons and weasel-y creatures because of my dog. He is a Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog) and his name is Jake, he's finally over the nutty puppy years, it only took about 3 1/2 to 4 years!! He is the best dog for the chickens, if they send up an alarm he's out there checking the perimeter and then checking the skies, the only thing that stops him cold is bears. He's leery of bears, but he did have some scary run ins as a very young pup. We raised him up with a large flock of peeps and he had to learn along the way they are NOT his plaything. It wasn't easy, but it was worth it. This year he learned how to break up rooster fights, and he puts himself in between them and stands his ground until they walk away. It's interesting to watch. Heeler's are "scary smart". How do you get your dogs to live with your chickens?