Herding

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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Briard

Briard

For as long as historians have kept track of herding breeds working the pastures along with their master, one breed stands out as a constant and that is the Briard. Indeed, this French product represents the epitome of what a shepherding dog should look like. Almost comical is the breed’s …

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Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog is arguably the most important breed in Australia. No other breed has done as much for the beef industry as this dog. To say the Australians are fond of the ACD is an understatement. A breed the Aussies refer to as a “heeler,” yet also athletic, …

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Australian Kelpie

Australian Kelpie

Chances are, if you don’t live in Australia or New Zealand, there’s a great possibility you don’t know about one of the hardest working, highly intelligent, medium size breeds on the planet, the Australian Kelpie. Yet you should know about one of the most important canine breeds to grace the wool …

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

There’s a saying about the Australian Shepherd, which is, “Aussies are like potato chips, you can’t have just one.” Something can be said about the names of breeds, where some are clever and others are deceptive. One may think the Aussie is a breed from Australia, hence the name. You …

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Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres

When brawn meets intelligence, you get a large, untidy breed of dog known as, Bouvier des Flandres. A large and multi-purpose dog, known to some as the “dirty beard,” or “cowdog.” While some may argue about the breed’s origins (France or Belgium), there is no need to argue that this …

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Beauceron

Beauceron

France has given the world a lot of gifts over time. From the Eiffel Tower, French windows to the Statue of Liberty. But there’s one other French legacy, that is large, highly intelligent and loyal; that is the Beauceron. The Beauceron is the largest sheepdog of French descent. They are …

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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

What’s not to love about the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Loving and lovable, this is a breed that has a high amount of energy and is intelligent enough for most jobs. A breed that is willing to adapt wherever their master goes. Even though they’re one of the smaller herding dogs, the …

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Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois

Hard working, strong, elegant, and proud, these words perfectly describe one of the most effective search and rescue dogs on the planet, the Belgian Malinois. At first glance, you may believe that there’s a German Shepherd staring back at you, but you would be wrong. The Malinois is a whole …

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