Tag: Herding Dog Breeds

Norwegian Buhund

  Norwegian Buhund Overview The Norwegian Buhund is another Spitz-type breed. The name comes from the word “Bu” meaning homestead or mountain home. Buhunds helped to protect flocks and the homes of shepherds for thousands of years, with remains dating back to the time of the Vikings.   …

Mudi

Mudi Overview This dog was recently “discovered” as a breed in Hungary, despite its long history of herding stock for centuries. He is a product of need rather than a “designed” breed and was used to help drive animals and help farmers. He is slowly gaining in popularity and …

Lancashire Heeler

Lancashire Heeler Overview The Lancashire Heeler has its origins similar to that of other Corgi-type dogs. He was used to drive cattle in England and quickly became popular in the Lancashire region. In addition to nipping at the heels of cattle, they were proficient in hunting rabbit, rats …

Icelandic Sheepdog

  Icelandic Sheepdog Overview The Icelandic Sheepdog is the only native breed to Iceland. They are an older breed, brought to the country by Vikings during its colonization. The breed is small, useful for navigating the terrain while herding livestock. They are also regarded for their legendary sense …

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); CKC (Working); FCI (Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian) Entlebucher Mountain Dog Overview The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest of the four Swiss Mountain breeds and is fairly newly recognized by the AKC. The other breeds …

Collie

Breed: Collie AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdog); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding) Weight: 40 – 65 lbs Height: 20-24 in Color: Tri-color, White, Sable & White, Sable Merle, Sable, Blue Merle Origin: Scotland   Collie Overview The Collie is a native of the Highlands of Scotland …

Canaan

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Working); FCI (Spitz and Primitive); KC (Utility); UKC (Sighthound & Pariah)     Canaan Dog Overview This ancient dog breed originated in the Middle East in 2200 B.C. The Canaan Dog was used by the Israelites to herd …

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)     Cardigan Welsh Corgi Overview The name Corgi comes from Ceredigion area in Wales where the Corgi dog breed originated. In Welsh ‘corgi’ is sometimes translated as ‘dwarf dog’. …

Briard

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)   Briard Overview This dog breed was originally used to guard and herd sheep. The Briard has been owned by historical figures such as Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette and Charlemagne. This breed …

Bouvier Des Flandres

Breed: Bouvier Des Flandres AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Cattle Dogs); KC (Working); UKC (Herding)   Bouvier Des Flandres Overview This daunting dog breed is in fact rather calm and gentle, but courageous and powerful nonetheless. The Bouvier Des Flandres adapts well to …

Border Collie

Breed: Border Collie AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)       Border Collie Overview Originating in the 19th century on the border between Scotland and England, the Border Collie was named after their location. This dog breed …

Berger Picard

Breed: Berger Picard AKC Breed Group: Herding Dog Breed Other Registries: CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); UKC (Herding)       Berger Picard Overview This is thought to be one of the oldest French herding dog breeds. The Berger Picard originated in northern France during the 9th century. This breed …

Bergamasco

Breed: Bergamasco AKC Breed Group: Miscellaneous Other Registries: ANKC (Working); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)   Bergamasco Overview Originating in Persia, the Bergamasco is an ancient shepherding breed. They were developed to be self-reliant and are extremely intelligent. The breed nearly became extinct after World War II, …

Belgian Shepherd Tervuren

  Breed: Belgian Shepherd Tervuren AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)     Belgian Shepherd Tervuren Overview This dog breed originated in Belgium and was developed for herding and guarding sheep. The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren is one of four …

Belgian Sheepdog

Breed: Belgian Sheepdog Groenendael AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)       Belgian Sheepdog Overview A member of the herding group, Belgian Sheepdogs do exceptionally well at herding and guarding. This is an intelligent and affectionate dog …

Australian Kelpie

Breed: Australian Kelpie Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized Other Registries: UKC (Herding); CKC (Herding)   Australian Kelpie Overview This dog breed originated in Australia in 1870. The Australian Kelpie is an outstanding breed, famous for their robust natural guarding and herding instincts. This breed is capable of working …