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    Could a dalmation and a labrador beat up a fox??

    For the last week or so,the dogs have barked the house down at about 5am every morning-as soon as I go downstairs they rush to the door to get out and start running round the garden.

    Finally worked out why they are doing this-opened the door this morning and there was a HUGE fox just standing on the doorstep-dogs actually shot straight past it,then realised it was there,and it ran through the hedge and escaped.

    So,if they did actually corner it would they be in more danger than the fox?mrs barky is concerned that a fox could kill the dogs? are they that vicious?

    I know they arent exactly the cleanest animals but are they that dangerous?to 2 large dogs?

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    We have foxes here as well Barky and I worry about my old dog getting attacked by them - I reckon ur dogs might get it big time from a wild fox.

    I would have thought the fox would prefer to run rather than stand and fight. Provided it is not cornered it will try to get away. The only reason it would stand and fight is if it was unable to escape or was protecting young. Dogs should be ok imo. I have had foxes in my garden and the cats werent too bothered. Dogs are bigger.

    Some working dog breeds have been bred to kill foxes. Many of the terrier breeds will attack and kill a fox although I wouldn't encourage it as they are likely to pick up a few injuries in the process.

    Did you guys hear on the news this morning that a fox attacked 9 month old twins whilst in their bedroom.

    My German shepherds killed a fox once, ripped its neck and then just left it there - uugh!!

    MANJ_007;8777804

    Did you guys hear on the news this morning that a fox attacked 9 month … Did you guys hear on the news this morning that a fox attacked 9 month old twins whilst in their bedroom.My German shepherds killed a fox once, ripped its neck and then just left it there - uugh!!



    am just listening to that just now - awful

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    MANJ_007;8777804

    Did you guys hear on the news this morning that a fox attacked 9 month … Did you guys hear on the news this morning that a fox attacked 9 month old twins whilst in their bedroom.My German shepherds killed a fox once, ripped its neck and then just left it there - uugh!!



    in their bedroom??thats awful! I once saw a german shepherd in the park get beaten by a squirrel-it latched onto the base of the dogs tail and sank its teeth in-dog was powerless to get it off-the owner was a fortune in vets bills to get it sorted-never knew squirrels could be that nasty!

    barky;8777816

    in their bedroom??thats awful! I once saw a german shepherd in the park … in their bedroom??thats awful! I once saw a german shepherd in the park get beaten by a squirrel-it latched onto the base of the dogs tail and sank its teeth in-dog was powerless to get it off-the owner was a fortune in vets bills to get it sorted-never knew squirrels could be that nasty!



    Yup, mine often catch and kill squirrels and mice too, sometimes I think they are cats!!

    Apologies in advance for being gross. I know a guy in rural france who gets lots of foxes in the area. The guys there wee at various places around the bounday of their land. Apparently it is supposed to discourage foxes. Not sure what the neighbours might think but you could give it a try.

    Twin baby girls are seriously ill in hospital after being mauled by a fox in their beds.
    The nine-month-old sisters were savaged while sleeping in their cots on Saturday night.
    Officers and paramedics were called to a house in Homerton, east London, at around 10pm to reports that the animal had attacked the girls.
    A police source said the fox apparently entered through a door on the ground floor that had been left open for ventilation, before attacking the twins in an upstairs room.



    Their four-year-old brother, who was also sleeping upstairs, escaped injury.
    Police said the little girls are in a "serious but stable condition" at the Royal London Hospital. They both suffered arm wounds and one of the girls is believed to have facial injuries.
    A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police were called at approximately 10pm on Saturday June 5 to an address in Homerton E9 to reports of a fox attack. Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found two nine-month-old girls with injuries.
    "Both babies were taken to an east London hospital where their condition is described as serious but stable."
    After the attack, pest controllers set fox traps in the back garden. On Sunday night, a fox was discovered in one of the devices and was humanely destroyed by a vet early on Monday.
    In 2002, Kent woman Sue Eastwood said her baby boy, Louis, was left injured after a fox crept into their house while she slept. The 14-week-old suffered bite marks on his head after the animal darted into the sitting room of the house in Dartford

    The fox shouldnt stand a chance, but you do have two soft mouthed breeds so who knows.

    my shepherd caught a fox once.normally foxes are faster than dogs,so one that can be caught normally has problems.my dog ended up with mange and i ended up with an expensive vets bill !

    DKLS;8777991

    The fox shouldnt stand a chance, but you do have two soft mouthed breeds … The fox shouldnt stand a chance, but you do have two soft mouthed breeds so who knows.



    Your dogs will have a better chance if you print this out and leave it on the doorstep first :thumbsup:
    http://thefrugalcrafter.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/smbingo5.jpg

    underthestairs;8778149

    my shepherd caught a fox once.normally foxes are faster than dogs,so one … my shepherd caught a fox once.normally foxes are faster than dogs,so one that can be caught normally has problems.my dog ended up with mange and i ended up with an expensive vets bill !



    Exactly the same thing happened to our mut! Our German Shepard caught it, killed it and then a massive vets bill for mange! Bloody foxes......they love winding dogs up thou!

    Haha, the title of this thread just makes me picture two dogs holding baseball bats just and tapping it against their own paws like "You in the **** now foxy boi!"

    Jammy1812;8778196

    Haha, the title of this thread just makes me picture two dogs holding … Haha, the title of this thread just makes me picture two dogs holding baseball bats just and tapping it against their own paws like "You in the **** now foxy boi!"



    :lol:

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    dog could kill a fox no problem.....a badger on the other hand is a formidable opponent

    you can often hear cats fighting with urban foxes down here in north london


    expect a bill from the vets though

    Only one way to find out................

    http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00037/ed_imgsnn0203d_265_37735a.jpg


    FIGHT !!

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    They have to catch the fox first. I walk our dog on a big local park and in the darker evenings late in the year we sometimes see foxes.

    He has tried to chase them a few times ( I assume he thinks they are dogs that want to play) and he has never caught one. Our dog is VERY fast but the foxes always outrun him.

    WoolyM;8777876

    Apologies in advance for being gross. I know a guy in rural france who … Apologies in advance for being gross. I know a guy in rural france who gets lots of foxes in the area. The guys there wee at various places around the bounday of their land. Apparently it is supposed to discourage foxes. Not sure what the neighbours might think but you could give it a try.



    Excellent advice - this is a poultry keeper's favourite past-time! Foxes don't like the smell of humans. So a sweaty t-shirt that you have been gardening in left hanging in the garden is also a good deterrent.

    When I lived in a city foxes where much more obvious - very cheeky at how close they would get to humans. In rural places they are far more wary of humans.

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    bigsky;8778508

    Excellent advice - this is a poultry keeper's favourite past-time! Foxes … Excellent advice - this is a poultry keeper's favourite past-time! Foxes don't like the smell of humans. So a sweaty t-shirt that you have been gardening in left hanging in the garden is also a good deterrent.When I lived in a city foxes where much more obvious - very cheeky at how close they would get to humans. In rural places they are far more wary of humans.



    I am supposed to be getting some ex-battery hen's this weekend.

    I will tell my fella to start using the garden as a toilet.

    I think I might start using the garden too to save on water :w00t:

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    Do what Jeremy Clarkson does: Buy some night vision goggles, load up a shotgun and wait for darkness to fall!

    *Dalmatian*
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