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

Herding Dog Breed. Alert, Busy And Determined. Clear The Way! Here Comes The Herding Dog”
Herding dog breed. A Short History of Herding Dogs The herding dog has a long history, tracing as far back...
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Australian Cattle Dog

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Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dog. I Hope You Have Energy - You'll Need Lots for this Australian breed of dog! The Australian...
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Australian Shepherd

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Australian Shepherd
by carterse The Australian Shepherd is a dog that has characteristics that most of us will doubtlessly adore. It is...
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Bearded Collie

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Bearded Collie
BEARDED COLLIE - THE HISTORY OF THE BEARDED COLLIE DOG The bearded collie is a breed which has evolved naturally...
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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
by Warchild   The Belgian sheepdog, also known as the Belgian Groenendael, is named after a village in Belgium. These...
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Belgian Tervuren

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

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Bergamasco
by mfortini We begin this article with the basic facts about the breed, then follow up with an in-depth look...
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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
There are specific issues that you need to consider if you want to fulfill an effective border collie training program....
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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
by audrey_sel The Briard (sometimes called the "Berger Briard" or "Berger de Brie") is among the oldest French herding breeds...
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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...
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

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

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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

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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
by Pauls Imaging Photography The facts are very simple and they are that you are going to have to put...
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Icelandic Sheepdog

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Icelandic Sheepdog
by eqkrishena The Icelandic sheepdog was just accepted into the American Kennel Club in June, 2010. This Nordic herder is...
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Miniature American Shepherd

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