Herding Group

Up until 1983, the breeds in the Herding Group were part of the Working Group. All Herding breeds share an instinctual ability to control the movement of other animals. These breeds were developed to gather, herd and protect livestock. Today, some like the Belgian Malinois and the German Shepherd Dog are commonly used for police and protection work. The herding instinct in these breeds is so strong that Herding breeds have been known to gently herd their owners, especially the children of the family. In general, these intelligent dogs make excellent companions and respond beautifully to training exercises.

Debbie Snyder and Amos Win the 2020 AKC National Trick Dog Competition

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The Herding Group Survey

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Belgian Tervuren

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A highly trainable herder

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World Premiere | Virtual International Icelandic Sheepdog Show

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