I've always loved dogs, but I've never owned one. The closest I came to owning a dog was watching my aunt's dog for a week. I'd love to own a dog in the future. Right now a dog is an impossibilty, but in a few years, if the circumstances are right, I'd love to get a dog. But, my whole life I've owned birds. I wonder if I should give up on getting a dog to keep my flock safe. My family currently owns four birds, 2 of those of my birds. One of the birds is very old and realistly probably won't be alive in a few years. The other one is a 7 year old (? don't know her exact age, she was a rescue, she's at least 7)cockatiel. My cockatiel only wants a little bit of attention a day, then shell go off and do her own thing. She had a rough past and isn't the most social bird. Does anyone here successfully and safely own birds (or other small animals) and dogs? I worry about the dog killing my cockatiel or any other bird I may have in the future. So, what do you think? Also I assume prey drive is very important, so what breeds have low prey drive? I love herding breeds, but hear they have a high prey drive.