herding group

Up until 1983, the breeds in the Herding Group were part of the Working Group. All Herding breeds share an instinctual ability to control the movement of other animals. These breeds were developed to gather, herd and protect livestock. Today, some like the Belgian Malinois and the Germa…

Up until 1983, the breeds in the Herding Group were part of the Working Group. All Herding breeds share an instinctual ability to control the movement of other animals. These breeds were developed to gather, herd and protect livestock. Today, some like the Belgian Malinois and the German Shepherd Dog are commonly used for police and protection work. The herding instinct in these breeds is so strong that Herding breeds have been known to gently herd their owners, especially the children of the family. In general, these intelligent dogs make excellent companions and respond beautifully to training exercises.

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

The compact but muscular Australian Cattle Dog, also called Blue Heeler or Queensland Heeler, i…

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd, a lean, tough ranch dog, is one of those “only in America” stories: a…

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Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie

A boisterous and charismatic droving dog from Scotland, the shaggy-coated Bearded Collie…

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Beauceron

Beauceron

The Beauceron is imposing and powerful, but also remarkably smart, spirited, and a versatile…

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Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois

The smart, confident, and versatile Belgian Malinois is a world-class worker who forges a…

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Belgian Sheepdog

Belgian Sheepdog

The Belgian Sheepdog is a highly trainable herder whose versatility and intelligence is the stuff…

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Belgian Tervuren

Belgian Tervuren

The elegant, agile Belgian Tervuren is a bright and self-assured herding dog of medium size, know…

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Bergamasco Sheepdog

Bergamasco Sheepdog

Generally happy with kids and other animals, the low-maintenance and robustly healthy Bergamasco i…

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Berger Picard

Berger Picard

The Berger Picard is a lanky herding dog of strong bone and sturdy build. Picards spent centurie…

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Border Collie

Border Collie

A remarkably bright workaholic, the Border Collie is an amazing dog—maybe a bit too amazing fo…

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Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres

They don’t build ’em like this anymore. Burly and barrel-chested, the tousle-coated dog of…

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Briard

Briard

The Briard packs so much loyalty, love, and spirit into its ample frame that it's often described…

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