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.

Briard

Briard

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

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Canaan Dog

Canaan Dog

One of the AKC's oldest breeds, the Canaan Dog is the national dog of Israel. This quick…

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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a masterpiece of the breeder’s art: Every aspect of its makeup i…

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Collie

Collie

The majestic Collie, thanks to a hundred years as a pop-culture star, is among the world’s mo…

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Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog, tricolor “Laughing Dog” of the Swiss Alps, is a rugged and…

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Finnish Lapphund

Finnish Lapphund

The weatherproof Finnish Lapphund is a tough and substantial reindeer herder from north of the…

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German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dog

Generally considered dogkind’s finest all-purpose worker, the German Shepherd Dog is a large…

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Icelandic Sheepdog

Icelandic Sheepdog

The Icelandic Sheepdog, Iceland’s only native dog breed, is a charmingly friendly and faithful…

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Miniature American Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherd

The Miniature American Shepherd resembles a small Australian Shepherd. True herders in spite of…

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Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Buhund

The densely coated Norwegian Buhund, a Nordic spitz-type closely associated with the Vikings, is a…

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Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog is the archetypical shaggy dog, famous for his profuse coat and peak-a-boo…

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Among the most agreeable of all small housedogs, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a strong, athletic…

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