The Anatolian Shepherd dog breed is very loyal, intelligent, alert and easy to train. This breed can work as flock guards, but in this role it should not be a family pet because it will begin to show preference for the family over the animals it is guarding. It also makes a good watchdog. .
Bernese Mountain Dogs enjoy draft work such as cart pulling. They are intelligent and easy to train, making them good choices for dairy cattle drivers or watchdogs.
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is an obedient breed that takes well to training. It works well as a herding dog or flock companion. These dogs love children and are excellent watchdogs who will bark if they hear something out of the ordinary.
The Newfoundland makes an excellent guard dog or watchdog on the farm because of its an intelligence, courage and loyalty. They also love swimming, which makes them excellent in water retrieving, although they are not the easiest breed to train. However, their gentle demeanor toward people who pose no threat make them excellent family dogs as well.
The Rottweiler is easily trained, courageous and loyal, which allows it to excel at many farm tasks. Its farm talents include trailing, guarding, herding, cattle driving and watchdog duties.
The English Springer Spaniel is an intelligent and highly energetic dog breed that enjoys hunting on land as well as traipsing through water and brush. In addition to being a great hunting, retrieving and bird dog, the breed’s generally even-tempered, gentle and sociable manner makes it a great companion for families.