Herding Dog breeds were separated from the Working Dog group by the American Kennel Club in 1983 after the latter became too large. It is the newest AKC classification. All herding dogs share the trait of being able to control the movement of other animals. They have been trained to respond to command words or a whistle. Most remarkable is the one-foot tall Corgi that nips and leaps at the heels of cows many times its size to move a whole herd to pasture. Some of the best known herding dogs are the Collie, Border Collie, German Sheppard and Australian Cattle Dog.
A large majority of Herding dogs never see a farm animal or pasture. They make intelligent household pets and respond well to training exercises. By instinct, they can be seen "herding" family members, especially children, by gently nudging them along. Collies, Border Collies and Welsh Corgis are popular as family pets.
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Affectionately nicknamed the “Aussie,” the Australian Shepherd is an animated and active breed with a great deal of stamina for agility, obedience, and even herding livestock. As a loyal, devoted, and wholeheartedly loving dog breed, A
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Considered the workaholic in the dog world, the Border Collie is a premier sheep herder that is prized around the globe for its extraordinary intelligence, natural instincts, and strong working abilities. Ranked as the number one most intelligent&
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