Herding Dog Breeds

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Old English sheepdog. Easily recognized by his thick white and gray coat, the Old English sheepdog is not as popular as other breeds. Originally used to drive sheep and cattle to the market, the OES still maintains his natural herding instincts.

Polish lowland sheepdog. The Polish lowland sheepdog looks somewhat like a small version of the Old English sheepdog with his shaggy coat. Hailing from Poland, this dog is an excellent sheep herder and great family pet but can be a bit stubborn if not trained.

Puli. This Hungarian breed has a strange hair coat, similar to the komondor. Developed as a herding dog, the puli is a much smaller and darker version of the other mop head breed.

Pyrenean Shepherd Working dog from the Pyrenees Mountains of Southern France. Small in size, active, intelligent and very athletic.

Shetland sheepdog. Looking like a miniature collie, the Sheltie is a wonderful companion. The breed has a natural instinct to guard property and excels in obedience trials and agility.

Cardigan Welsh corgi. Though similar in appearance to the Pembroke Welsh corgi, the Cardigan has a different history. An excellent herding dog, the Cardigan can be distinguished from the Pembroke by the presence of a tail.

Pembroke Welsh corgi. At about 25 pounds, the Pembroke Welsh corgi is a popular pet. This stocky short tailed breed has a natural herding instinct and may attempt to herd his family, especially small children. This instinct, however, is even stronger in the Cardigan.

Swedish vallhund__. The Swedish vallhund is a spitz breed hailing from Sweden. Known as the "little Viking dog" this breed is a great family pet and working dog and is the newest member of the American Kennel Club family.


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