Herding Dog Breeds
All About Collie Dogs and Puppies
Thanks to the famously serendipitous Lassie, the Collie is probably the best known breed in North America. The Collie sports a lustrous sable coat that dances in the wind, and an alert, intelligent expression that is universally loved.
The Collie was bred as a herding dog and his love of chasing all that moves remains today. Collies are an elegant and loyal breed that gives as much affection as he receives. There is a certain glamour that is inextricably tried to the Collie, a sense of awe and admiration is common with onlookers. Famously intelligent, and fashionably groomed, the Collie is by all accounts, a star!
All About Australian Cattle Dogs and Puppies
Gutsy and smart, the Australian Cattle Dog, with its unusual speckled or mottled coat, is a breed with many devotees. The breed originated in the 19th century when collies were crossed with dingoes to create a quiet and willing cattle-herding dog.
All About Australian Shepherd Dogs and Puppies
Known as one of the most intelligent breeds of dog in the world, the Australian Shepherd is a wonderful and seemingly tireless companion. Bred for the task of tending unruly sheep, these beautiful canines require athletic humans to keep up with their fast-paced lifestyles.
All About Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dogs and Puppies
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was first developed in Pembrokeshire, Wales as an all purpose working and herding dog. It is thought that this breed is a descendent from Spitz-type ancestors and was brought to Wales by Flemmish weavers. Over the generations that followed, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s appearance and size evolved somewhat but his herding instincts remain.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a handsome and friendly dog. He is solidly built and naturally tailless. The Pembroke’s temperament has been described as a big dog in a small body; distinct of character and heaps of fun.
All About Shetland Sheepdog Dogs and Puppies
This is a general breed description of the Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie). Individual dogs within a breed may vary in physical appearance, behavior and temperament.
The beautiful Shetland Sheepdog is characteristically gentle, intelligent and eager to please, all qualities which have made this breed a popular family companion dog. Also known as the Sheltie, the Shetland Sheepdog traces its ancestry to the Shetland Islands located between Scotland and Norway.
All About Puli Dogs and Puppies
The Puli’s unusual coat is instantly recognizable. The Puli is a handsome dog with a nomadic heritage and solid reputation. As a herder, the Hungarian Puli was celebrated throughout Europe and later in North America. As a pet, the Puli has enjoyed only moderate popularity as few dogs are registered each year. The springy and agile Puli is a bouncing ball of fun, especially if your definition of fun involves grooming!
All About German Shepherd Dogs and Puppies
One of the most beautiful and easily-recognizable breeds in the AKC, the German Shepherd has long captivated us with his noble and wolfish appearance, his loyalty, and his versatility. Able to learn and adapt to almost any new task set before him, he is a master of many trades, some of which include herding, assisting those who are blind or disabled, protection and guard duty, acting in television and movies, and assisting the police force. Whether you meet one in person or see him on the silver screen, the German Shepherd is a noble breed and one that is sure to capture your heart.