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

Australian Cattle Dog

Herding Group
Australian Cattle Dog
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Australian Shepherd

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Australian Shepherd
The Australian Shepherd is a dog that has characteristics that most of us will doubtlessly adore. It is highly intelligent,...
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Bearded Collie

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Bearded Collie
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Beauceron

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Border Collie
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Bouvier des Flandres

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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

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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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Canaan Dog
The Canaan Dog is not that far removed from the wild dogs that she came from in Israel. Possibly owing...
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

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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

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Collie
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Finnish Lapphund

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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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German Shepherd
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Icelandic Sheepdog

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Icelandic Sheepdog
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Miniature American Shepherd

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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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Mudi
The Mudi (in Hungarian, the plural form of mudi is mudik) is a herding dog breed from Hungary. It is...
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