Honest Review On Dog Breeds,
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The Herding Group was part of the
Working Group until 1983. Dogs such as the sheep
dogs and cattle dogs comprise, for the most part,
the herding dogs group.
All breeds in this group have the
ability and inborn drive to control the movement
of other animals – even the one-foot-tall
Corgi that can drive a herd of cows, many times
its size, to pasture by leaping and nipping at their
heels. Some herding dogs herd by circling while
some others are “heelers”.
These dogs are an intelligent and
active breed. Usually, good natured and affectionate,
they are attentive, animated, well built, muscular,
with stamina to work all day, yet agile. They come
with an even disposition and are seldom quarrelsome.
To do their work, these dogs require
daily exercise to maintain fitness and good muscle
tone. They also require regular brushing to minimize
Most Herding dogs make excellent
companion dogs or family pets who may never have
the opportunity to use their instincts to herd farm
animals. However, their instincts prompt them to
gently herd their owners, especially the children
of the family.
They are gentle and patient with
young children and relentless in keeping them within
the boundaries of their yard. They are tolerant
to all the comings and goings of a family of growing
The Herding dogs respond beautifully
to training. Most make excellent watchdogs because
they announce everyone's arrival and are very possessive
of their family members.
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