Dogs are not typically trained to kill snakes. Getting a dog from certain breeds may protect you in case of a snake encounter.
The Airedale Terrier, named after the Aire river valley, is a result of breeding between Old English Black and Tan Terrier, Otterhound, and other Terrier breeds.
Developed in Australia but with ancestors from Great Britain, the Australian Terrier is a small yet protective breed known for guarding against reptiles.
The Cairn Terrier, bred in the Scottish Highlands, is one of the earliest working breeds. It's named after the cairns it chased quarry around.
The Dachshund's silly appearance and playful nature make it a popular breed, particularly for families with children.
The German Pinscher has a slim and robust appearance that reflects its hunting heritage.
The Jack Russell was bred to hunt foxes and is known for its energy and agility. They require high levels of exercise and are great at getting rid of snakes.
Lakeland Terriers have a high prey drive and may not be suitable for households with small pets such as cats or rodents.
The Miniature Schnauzer was actually bred as a farm dog in Germany in the 19th century, used for catching rats and other vermin.
Rat Terriers are versatile working dogs used for hunting and pest control. They also make affectionate family pets thanks to their loving and alert temperament.
The Norfolk Terriers is one of the smallest working terriers. They are popular among families with children because of their small size.