This is true, but with a little work you can find individuals who are able to understand the difference between livestock and game. Strider's sire is used as a livestock guardian for goats, he has killed coyotes that got into the kid pen at night and he hunts jackrabbits, yet understands that the domestic rabbits free grazing in the yard belong to his masters and leaves them alone. He is fine with poultry, even the tiniest baby chicks. His dam couldn't be trusted around any livestock, but she was a good running dog. Strider is like his dad. He thinks goats are his long lost brothers, gets along with horses and cattle. I wouldn't trust him with a bird but cats and small dogs are fine. He won't hurt a rabbit in the house. We got a pair of skid boots for him because I was tired of skin tears on his ankles, but any sighthound has that problem. If I take Strider out to run in a huge area (like my aunt's 20 acres pasture, or capital peak where the snow pictures were taken) he stays fairly close and if there is another dog he pretty much packs up with that dog and stays with that one. With our terrain, if he tries to course an animal he either catches it right away, or it gets up a tree before he can get very far away. I think his most impressive catch was a swallow in an open field.