Herding Group

The Herding Group, created in 1983, is the newest AKC classification; its members were formerly members of the Working Group. Dogs in this breed group have the ability to control the movement of other animals. For example, the Corgi, perhaps only one foot tall at the shoulders, can drive a herd of cows many times its size to pasture by leaping and nipping at their heels.

The vast majority of Herding dogs are household pets and never cross paths with a farm animal. Nevertheless, pure instinct prompts many of these dogs to gently herd their owners, especially the children of the family. In general, these intelligent dogs make great companions and are easily trained. AKC

 

Dogs Included In The Herding Group

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Australian Cattle Dog

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Australian Shepherd

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Bearded Collie

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Beauceron

The Beauceron has its origin in France where they have been developed during the 1500s. The Beauceron is a very...
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Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois originated in the city of Malinois, Belgium, from which it takes its name. Standing at between 22...
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Belgian Sheepdog

The Belgian sheepdog, also known as the Belgian Groenendael, is named after a village in Belgium. These dogs are one...
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Belgian Tervuren

One of four Belgian Sheepdogs, the Belgian Tervuren is often mistaken for a German Shepherd because they closely resemble each...
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Bergamasco

The Bergamasco is originally from Persia, and it is believed that this ancient shepherding breed is at least 2000 years...
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Berger Picard

The Berger Picard is perhaps the oldest of all the French shepherd dogs. This breed arrived in Picardy in AD...
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Border Collie

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Bouvier des Flandres

The Bouvier des Flandres makes a great family pet for those who would like to have a watch dog and...
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Briard

The Briard (sometimes called the "Berger Briard" or "Berger de Brie") is among the oldest French herding breeds and features...
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Canaan Dog

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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a good choice for an apartment or home. She can get by in an apartment as...
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Collie

As with virtually any breed of dog there's generally the risk of overall health problems. With the Collie you will...
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Finnish Lapphund

The Finnish Lapphund is a hardy, easy going, medium-size breed of Spitz type. Traditionally it has been used for herding...
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German Shepherd

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Icelandic Sheepdog

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Miniature American Shepherd

The Miniature American Shepherd, frequently abbreviated MAS, is a breed of herding dog with roots from the Australian Shepherd. It...
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Mudi

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