Herding

White Shepherd

White Shepherd

They may be Caucasian, but whatever you do, do not call the White Shepherd an albino. Along with that myth, the white version of the great German Shepherd often faces plenty of confusion. As in, are they a distinct breed or are they a blemish of the German Shepherd? Indeed, …

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Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund

They aren’t Corgis, although they look the part — the Swedish Vallhund is an ancient herding breed with high energy to shake off.  While the breed is considerably rare, there is growing enthusiasm about them in the United States. And why not, they are eager to work, striving to please …

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Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dog

The Spanish Water Dog loves to work. This powerful, multi-purpose medium size breed was a Spanish shepherd’s best friend. And while most people in Spain know full well about the SWD — The breed is rather new to the outside world. Except the breed has been around for quite some …

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Pumi

Pumi

When it comes to herding, Hungarian’s own, the Pumi, is one of the finest breeds out there. Need to drove pig? No problem! What about sheep and cattle? The Pumi is up for the job! Yet, away from the pastures, is a cunning and sweet breed of dog. Aside from …

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

They may be small, but there’s no other dog of that size you want watching over your livestock than the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. And as a small breed, that must mean one thing, a whole lot of courage. Indeed, courage is never lacking with the Pembroke. But there’s much more …

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Puli

Puli

Look, it’s a Komondor! No, look it’s a mop with a cute face. No, it’s actually the Hungarian herding breed — the Puli. With their unique coat and intelligent herding instincts, this old and reliable breed has been working the pasture for centuries. While their original timeframe is up for …

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Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog is one of those breeds that captures the imagination of artists and Hollywood. Appearing in many projects over time, the OES is a constant on the big screen. Perhaps, it is their distinctive shaggy look. Perhaps, they are easier to work with than say, a Pug. …

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Miniature American Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherd

The 1960’s brought us good music, great art, and a small yet versatile American made dog; the Miniature American Shepherd. And if you love a good shepherd, but not the size of one, this herding breed is what you’ve been looking for. Once the rest of the country caught on, …

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Finnish Lapphund

Finnish Lapphund

If there is one breed you have to put in charge of reindeer, the Finnish Lapphund would be the ideal dog for the job. In fact, it was herding reindeer that put this medium size Northern Finland breed on the map. As more people find out about this mystical breed, …

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English Shepherd

English Shepherd

Once upon a time, the English Shepherd was likely the most popular breed in America. This high energy, medium size, herding dog was then and still is the complete package. On the farm, this is a dog that has high tenacity, but at home, is caring and affectionate with family. …

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