When it comes to birds
Crows are one of the most intelligent birds out there
Not only are they intelligent
But they can be very territorial
I mean, they would fight off an eagle if they think an eagle is a threat
You know what the surprising thing is?
Crows just don’t attack on their own
They work as a team
You can say they are the “gang” of the avian world
So yeah, you don’t want to mess with them
Hawks even stay away from them!
When it comes to attacking other birds or animals
A question a dog parent may wonder of think is
Do crows attack dogs?
The answer to this is
Yes, they do attack dogs
Not just for the sake of it or for no reason
But they would only attack a dog if they see them as a threat
Why a Crow May Attack a Dog? (In Detail)
Crows won’t just attack a dog for no reason whatsoever
I mean it’s very rare to be walking your dog and a crow out of nowhere just starts to attack your dog
A crow will only attack a dog if they see it as a threat
What do I mean by this?
Well, if your dog goes anywhere near a crows nest
Your dog will most likely get attacked by crows not just one but by the gang
Another reason a crow may attack a dog is because your dog has gotten too close to their babies
You see, crows are very territorial and will protect their babies and nests
Doesn’t matter who it could be
They will just go out all attack
How Would a Crow Attack a Dog?
When crows attack, they divebomb against the “enemy”
Here’s a video showing you how it looks like
In this video they’re divebombing against an eagle
Yep an eagle!
So an attack will most likely be similar to that in this video
The scary thing is they attack altogether
What To Do If A Gang Of Crows Attack Your Dog?
Well, make sure to quickly take your dog away
If your dog has wandered near a crows nest or their babies
Quickly take your dog and get away as fast as you can
Crows won’t follow you
They will only attack if they deem you a threat
So as soon as you’re gone they will (hopefully) stop
Don’t try to fight back
You know why?
Because the crows won’t just go away
But they’ll come back
Also, crows can remember faces for up to 3 years
So they’ll remember you and will attack you too!
Running away is the best option
How To Protect Your Dog Being Attacked By Crows
I’m sure you don’t want your dog to be attacked by a gang of crows
Because crows won’t hesitate to peck at your dog
This can cause bleeding and injury
So how do you protect your dog from crows?
If you know crows hang around a certain area
Avoid going that way
So if you’re taking your dog out for a walk
Don’t go the way where crows hang about
Or if you have no choice
Cross the road or walk past but from a distance
Avoid Going Near Their Nests & Babies
Don’t let your dog go near a crows nest or their fledglings
Keep your dog on the leash when you’re going past an area where crows hang about (If you can’t find an alternative route)
If your dog is not a threat to crows, they won’t attack. Simple as that.
If crows happen to attack your dog
Keep their favorites treat with you
What’s their favorite treat you ask?
They’re safe for crows to munch on so it’s healthy
Throw them at a distance
This should distract them whilst you can run away
Use Shiny Objects
If crows hang about in your yard and your dog likes to chill in the backyard
It can be a tricky situation
So here’s how to deter crows
Hang around CDs around your backyard
Crows don’t like shiny objects so this should deter crows from chilling about in your backyard
Can Crows Eat Dogs?
Crows won’t eat dogs
But crows are scavengers and opportunists
So they do feed on corpses
Crows will unlikely kill a dog and eat it but if they do find a dead dog, chances they could snack on it
Can Crows Kill Dogs?
Crows can’t kill dogs
But they certainly can bully them
Because crows won’t attack a predator without a gang of crows
On the other hand a dog like a Shepard dog can injure or even kill a dog easily
Can Crows Carry a Dog?
Crows can’t carry a dog
But small puppies they can
It’s rare for them to do this but it actually has happened
This appeared in the news where a swarm of crows carried this small pup
This puppy was very small
So small that it could fit in the palm of a hand
As you can imagine, it was tiny!
Here’s the news article if you wish to read about it
Do remember though, this was a very tiny pup
A crow would not be able to carry a full grown dog
And I highly doubt they ever would
When Are Crows Likely To Attack Dogs?
Well, they would only attack dogs when they see them as a threat
And that means going near their nests or babies
Crows breed during the summer months
So in the month of May, June and July when crows are nesting
Just make sure your dog does not go anywhere near them
Crows won’t attack dogs for no reason
They would only attack if they see a dog as a threat
That means if your dog goes near a crows nest or babies
They will attack your dog
Not just one crow but a whole bunch of crows!
To stop your dog being attacked
Avoid going near crows especially during the summer months
Because this is when they are nesting
Try to find alternative routes to avoid crows altogether
Here’s some related articles about crows which you may find interesting