Herding Dogs

Bouvier Des Flandres

Bouvier Des Flandres

      The Bouvier Des Flandres   Origins The rugged Bouvier Des Flandres, French for ‘Cow Herder of Flanders,’ is a Flemish breed of dog. They began as sheepherders, cattle drovers and general farm workers. Monks at the Ter Duinen monastery in Flanders...

Briard

Briard

  The Briard   Origins The longhaired Briard is distinctly a French herding dog that also goes by the names Beauceron, indicating the breed with a shorter coat, or Berger de Brie, ‘shepherd from Brie.’ Their most distinctive name, however, is ‘Heart Wrapped...

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

  The German Shepherd Origins The large sized dog known as the German Shepherd originated in Germany in 1899. Known as the Alsatian in parts of Europe, the breed is among the world’s most recognized breeds and is one of the top 10 most popular breeds in America. With...

Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog

Origin and Brief history The true origins of the Old English Sheepdog, originally called the Shepard’s dog and also known at times as the BobTail, Bob, or just plain old OES for short, are a bit unclear. Thought to be related to the Scotch Bearded Collie by most...

Belgian Shepherd Dog

Belgian Shepherd Dog

    Origin and brief history: The Belgian Shepherd is known more commonly as the Chien de Berger Belge, and have their origins in Belgium. They first appear in dog show records and stud books in the late 1800s in Brussels, and were first formally registered in...

Collie

Collie

  Collie Origin and brief history: The collie is a breed of dog specifically bred to work as a herding dog; Originally, the collie comes from the North of England and Scotland and is still used there (as well as most other parts of the world) as a working dog for...

Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie

    The Bearded Collie   Origins The Bearded Collie is one of Britain’s oldest breeds. Also known as the ‘Highland Collie,’ this herding breed was started in 1514 when a Polish sea captain made a trade with a Scottish shepherd. For three of his Polish...

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

  Australian Shepherd   The Australian Shepherd contrary to what the name implies is not from Australia. It is from the United States. Farmers regard this breed highly as an excellent working dog. This breed is eager to please and highly trainable. This dog...

Border Collie

Border Collie

Border Collie Origin and brief history: The collie is a breed of dog specifically bred to work as a herding dog; Originally, the collie comes from the North of England and Scotland and is still used there (as well as most other parts of the world) as a working dog for...

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

    The Australian Cattle Dog also known as heeler, it is the best combination of all the herding working dogs This dog has the best characteristics of its antecedents. Temperament   The Australian Cattle Dog is an obedient and loyal dog to its owner. It is...

Puli

Puli

The Puli is a small to medium breed of Hungarian herding descent. It is a guarding dog. It has long, "dreadlocks"  corded coat. When the coat id fully mature it makes for an amazing sight.   Black Puli   Temperament   The Puli or more correctly a Pulik, it...

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

    The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of two separate dog breeds known as Welsh corgis that originated in Wales. This breed is one of the oldest herding breeds. The Cardigan breed are very loyal family oriented dogs. They make for excellent watchdogs however they...

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

  The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a herding dog breed, began om Pembrokeshire, Wales. there are two breeds known as Welsh Corgi: and the second is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the younger of the two Corgi breeds and a separate breed from the...

Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

  History Although the origin of the Shetland Sheepdog is unknown it is thought (although not confirmed) that they are descended from a combination of King Charles spaniel and Scottish collie. What is known is that in the early 1900s the Rough collie breed was...