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Bred to manage the movements of other animals

Mudi

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Records from 18th century Hungary describe a sheepdog with characteristics typical of a Mudi. Its similarity to other herding breeds such...

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an intelligent dog who is easy to train and loves to have a job. He is devoted...

German Shepherd Dog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality Intelligent and poised, the German Shepherd Dog is prized for his quick-thinking, brave and observant nature. He is easy to train, and...
Dutch Shepherd Dog

Dutch Shepherd Dog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History In the early 1600s, when much of the Netherlands was devoted to sheepherding, the Dutch Shepherd Dog excelled at tending to flocks....

Australian Shepherd

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality With their smart and friendly personalities, Australian Shepherds do equally well as family pets or working herders. Because of their working origin,...
Bearded Collie Puppies Canada

Bearded Collie

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality Full of bounce and general good spirits, the Bearded Collie is a fun-loving dog. This charming fellow enjoys the outdoors, and doesn't...
Australian Cattle Dog Puppies Canada

Australian Cattle Dog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality Courageous, intelligent, and alert, the Australian Cattle Dog’s innate loyalty makes him a natural watchdog and guardian. Not surprisingly, his devotion to...
Belgian Shepherd Puppies Canada

Belgian Shepherd Dog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality The hardworking Belgian Shepherd was born to serve, and loves having a purpose in life. Typically utilized by professionals for his detective...
Briard Puppies Canada

Briard

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality The Briard is known for having a strong, unique personality. Described as having a heart of gold wrapped in fur, he is...
Smooth Collie

Smooth Collie

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Developed centuries ago as a herding and guarding dog, the Collie is thought to be named after the Scottish black-faced sheep...

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Theories about the origin of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi abound. One suggests they might have been Vallhunds who arrived with the...

Puli

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Puli immigrated to Hungary in the early 9th century with the Magyars and their flocks of sheep. The early dogs...

Schapendoes (Dutch Sheepdog)

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The hardworking Schapendoes has protected flocks in the Netherlands for hundreds of years, and enjoyed great popularity in the late 1800s...
Old English Sheepdog Breed Description

Old English Sheepdog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Despite his name, the Old English Sheepdog is, in fact, a relatively new breed. His exact progenitors are unknown, but he...
Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The origins of the Swedish Vallhund are uncertain. The breed is similar to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and some theories suggest...
Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Like most breeds, the Shetland Sheepdog was bred for a purpose. Natives of the sparsely-vegetated Shetland Islands bred small hardy miniature...
Norwegian Buhund Breed Description

Norwegian Buhund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History An ancient breed that accompanied northern people into Scandanavia, the Norwegian Buhund herded their flocks and safeguarded their homes; in fact,...
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Breed Description

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Dating to the 16th century, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, or Polish Owczarek Nizinny (PON), is descended from the Hungarian Puli. He...
Collie

Rough Collie

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Collie, a Scottish native, is thought to have originated with the herding dogs the ancient Romans brought to Britain, and...
Portuguese Sheepdog

Portuguese Sheepdog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Portuguese Sheepdog was born to herd. Sheep, goats, cattle, horses, pigs...the breed’s driving instinct and long coat served it well...
Finnish Lapphund Breed Description

Finnish Lapphund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Finnish Lapphund originally hunted reindeer and provided protection for the Sami people who lived above the Arctic Circle. When the semi-nomadic...