Standard Poodle Q&A
Yes. My female Standard Poodle loves to prowl the property hunting critters including rats, mice, squirrels and unfortunately, skunks...She has brought me both live and dead mice as "gifts".
Get a German Shepherd or Standard Poodle.
A standard poodle would be an excellent choice for your family. They make wonderful watchdogs and guard dogs, not all of them will chase rodents though.