I've noticed an amazing increase in mice numbers at my lot this summer. The little buggers live in the loamy soil under the trees in the wild, but apparently my occupation of the property (and setting up a kennel there) has scared off the normal predators (owls, foxes, etc) which eat the mice and keep their numbers under control. So I've got a mice population boom on my hands! They are getting fat, too, apparently sneaking in and grabbing dog food and scraps left over from cooking. I noticed one moving somewhat slowly for a mouse, and walked over to investigate. His proud belly was dragging on the ground, and if I didn't know better I'd say he was stopping to catch his breath. The dogs, German Shepherds, have zero interest in eating mice. They're guard dogs and they are bred not to be distracted by wildlife. I'm wondering if an investment in a pound rescue rat terrier would pay off. But then I don't know if it would be able to cope with an Alaska winter. Any ideas on mouse-eating dogs with thick undercoats?