Australian cattle dogs were developed to herd in harsh heat and rain. They come from collies, Dalmatians, and dingos. Smart, resilient, and energetic dogs.
Despite its name, the Australian shepherd was developed in the United States. Aussies are herding and ranch dogs. Smart and athletic. They adore hiking, jogging, flying disc, and stunts.
Intelligent bearded collies are high-energy herders from Scotland. They're also stubborn, so start obedience training early and be consistent. They need lots of attention and space to run off-leash.
The Belgian Malinois is a herder. Many Belgian Malinois work in law enforcement. They can work long hours. Brilliant and will challenge limits, they need a trainer.
Border collies have herded sheep in Britain for almost a century. These bright canines must have a job, whether it's herding or training for dog sports. It's hard to amuse a border collie.
When you think "shepherd dog," you might picture a German shepherd. The breed was designed in Germany to herd animals and work on farms, but it's also popular in law enforcement.
Iceland only has the Icelandic sheepdog. More than 1,000 years ago, Vikings brought this dog's ancestors to Iceland. Medium-sized canines can herd cattle and provide agricultural defence.
In the 1800s, Old English sheepdogs drove livestock to market. Sturdy and steady, they make affectionate, playful pets. Not lazy. These dogs need daily walks and off-leash play sessions.
Like Shelties, the larger rough collie was bred to herd. Their long coats made them famous in the "Lassie" TV show and flicks. These smart, loving animals make ideal family pets.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was bred as a herding breed but is now a popular household pet. They're affiliated with the royal family and Buckingham Palace.