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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

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog. I Hope You Have Energy - You'll Need Lots for this Australian breed of dog! The Australian cattle dog, also known as the Blue Heeler, are popular working dogs and pets and are easily picked out by their high-energy enthusiasm and intelligence. This breed of dog is ...
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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is a dog that has characteristics that most of us will doubtlessly adore. It is highly intelligent, a superb family dog, trustworthy watchdog and fun playmate; adorable, diligent, and hardworking. In short, this companion is not merely something you can show off but something you can depend ...
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Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie

BEARDED COLLIE - THE HISTORY OF THE BEARDED COLLIE DOG The bearded collie is a breed which has evolved naturally over the centuries, not one that has been created in the relatively recent years, like those such as the Golden Retriever and the Doberman. The origin of the bearded collie ...
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Beauceron

Beauceron

The Beauceron has its origin in France where they have been developed during the 1500s. The Beauceron is a very large sheepdog that is used by farmers to keep an eye over sheep, cattle and the family. During the first and second World Wars, the French army used these dogs ...
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Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois originated in the city of Malinois, Belgium, from which it takes its name. Standing at between 22 and 26 inches, and weighing 55 to 65 pounds, the breed somewhat resembles the German Shepherd, but is slightly smaller and has a lighter build. There are actually four varieties ...
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Belgian Sheepdog

Belgian Sheepdog

The Belgian sheepdog, also known as the Belgian Groenendael, is named after a village in Belgium. These dogs are one of the four different Belgian Sheepdogs. All the Belgian Sheepdogs were bred from tough working dogs, which guarantee that the current breeds are compatibly talented on the field. Nicholas Rose, ...
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Belgian Tervuren

Belgian Tervuren

One of four Belgian Sheepdogs, the Belgian Tervuren is often mistaken for a German Shepherd because they closely resemble each other in size, coat and color. It is pronounced Ter-VER-en. The Belgian Tervuren is recognized as its own breed by the AKC, but many countries consider all four Belgian Sheepdogs ...
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Bergamasco

Bergamasco

The Bergamasco is originally from Persia, and it is believed that this ancient shepherding breed is at least 2000 years old. These dogs were bred to be independent and clever. After the Second World War these dogs were almost extinct, but were saved by the efforts of Dr. Maria Andreoli ...
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Berger Picard

Berger Picard

The Berger Picard is perhaps the oldest of all the French shepherd dogs. This breed arrived in Picardy in AD 800. These dogs have been named after the Picardie region in north-eastern part of France. Some experts believe this breed is connected to the more popular Briard and Beauceron. Other ...
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Border Collie

Border Collie

There are specific issues that you need to consider if you want to fulfill an effective border collie training program. While not all people flourish in training their dogs, border collies are certainly not that difficult to handle because they're highly-intelligent and are keen on learning as well as pleasing ...
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