question about rhodesian ridgebacks...UPDATE ORIGINAL POST
I've been doing a search on here on ridgebacks as I'm hoping that will be my next dog. My main concern is the prey drive I have read about. My question is: if puppy is raised around horses, goats, chickens,cats ect will they still have desire to go after them? We have a variety of creatures on farm and want all to get along. Is that wishful thinking? I have every intention of doing obediance classes and being as consistant with training as possible. Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
Thank you again to everyone for all your advice. I did end up getting a Ridgeback puppy. Black nosed male named Thor. He is 5+ months now and has been the most amazing puppy ever!! Was so, so easy to crate and house train and only had 1 accident in the house and never messed in his crate! He is so great around all the horses/dogs/cats/goats! Loves to go out to the barn with me and also will sleep for hours in his crate (goes in there all on his own.) He has been attending his obedience classes for a couple of weeks now and his learning fast. I am totally smitten with him (and so is my husband although he would never admit it!!).
Anyway, just thought I would update and tell everyone what a great ridgie I have and thanks again for all your advice :-)