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Ha, I'd want my dogs to be used to deer and not be startled by them, but I'd prefer they not choose to tangle. Deer can have wicked sharp hooves, and you also have to contend with antlers on the bucks which can get downright aggressive in rutting season. I'd rather avoid the vet bills.
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Live in a wonderfull meadow with daily dee2r roaming and grazing. They usually travel(does) together. I sat on my back porch and watched them gang up on and run off a bobcat. My youngest(dog) just sat and watched also. They also run off coyotes.
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I wouldn't be upset by him running from an attacking deer. Deer can cause some damage when they want to. The deer is fighting for survival. I wouldn't want my dog to take on any wild animal unless it was for survival of myself and the dog. I would rather they run back to me as yours did to you.

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Lol the Deer must not have heard all the DDR hype.

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I think it was a smart move on your dogs part. Have you ever seen the damage a deer does to a car? They are not small animals and if she was protecting her young, then she meant business. Good thing here is that hd might have just learned a lesson and not chase any deer, a very good thing.

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Lol the Deer must not have heard all the DDR hype.
Lol I thought the same thing. Didn't know these ddr/Czech dogs were so fierce. Mine loves to cuddle
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My opinion of your dog's response is "smart boy" LOL. Getting in between any mother and her young can be very dangerous, and I'm sure your 11 month old could tell the doe was dead serious about her intent. Live to fight another day... I have a 11 month old half DDR boy who is just a big goofy lug right now; at that age they still have a ton of mental and physical maturing to do. I wouldn't have an issue if my boy responded the same way; I'd take him back to the area and play fetch the ball like crazy to make another positive association there.
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I may have told this story before, but here goes.

Friend was out on a search with his GSD. Came across a baby deer bundled deep in grass. Dog attacked baby deer. Before handler could get a word out, Momma deer came out of nowhere and slammed into dog, sending him flying!!! Dog never looked at another fawn again!!! And we come across them a lot on Wilderness searches.

Momma deer are deadly to dogs. I see no reason a dog if any age should pick a fight for no reason. Your dog showed appropriate response. Would you want him to challenge a momma bear???? No. Chose to fight another day. Unless said momma bear was attacking you. Then hopefully he would stick around.


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For the sake of an argument I would not be happy with a dog that runs from any animal be it a deer, coyote or bear. Exhibiting caution is fine, running is not. Just not acceptable for me.

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a mother protecting her young is an entirely different item than a run of the mill every day deer
i think the hormones are entirely different and they will kill another animal if they can so your dog was wise and like others said probably saved you a big vet bill or even worse having to dig a grave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEZOmgInmj0 for example...

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