Australian Cattle dogs: compact, muscular herders from Australia. Hardy and energetic, need exercise to prevent mischief. Loyal, smart, and great family pets.
Australian Shepherd: Californian herding dog, intelligent and energetic, herds anything including dogs, cats, birds, children. Not for sedentary lifestyle.
Smart, energetic Bearded Collies are great with kids, love the outdoors, and were bred for herding. They need mental and physical exercise.
Belgian Malinois: devoted, hardworking, attached to owners. Ideal for farm work, loves companionship, shouldn't be left alone.
Bergamasco: Devoted, intelligent cattle dogs with unique dreadlocked coats. Hardy in cold weather, easy to train, and great with children.
Border Collie: Superb herding skills, high intelligence, devoted companion. Requires ample exercise and owner involvement.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis: Ideal cattle breed, agile, loving, great family dogs. Perfect for the job, adorable appearance, surprising speeds.
Finnish Lapphunds: Hardy, herding dogs with thick coats, loyalty to owners, wariness of strangers. Officially recognized in the US in 2011.
German Shepherds: versatile, loyal guard dogs with herding roots. Popular worldwide for adaptability, intelligence, and family-friendly nature.
Old English Sheepdog: Herding experts, shaggy and friendly. Powerful, agile, intelligent, playful. Ideal family pets and guards. Love being close to humans.