Golden Retrievers

Because of the Golden Retriever dog breed’s intelligence and obedient personality, it does well on the farm as a bird dog, both in water and on land, and excels in hunting and tracking.

Labrador Retrievers

The Labrador Retriever dog breed is used on the farm for hunting, tracking, retrieving, carting and as a watchdog.


The Weimaraner is an intelligent and affectionate dog breed, which makes it easy to train with firm guidance. Its high stamina and hunting instincts make it a great companion for bird or small-game hunting, although its good-natured personality makes it well-suited for family life.

American Foxhounds

The American Foxhound is an intense hunter often used in fox hunting. It also has talents for tracking and as a watchdog.

Basset Hounds

The Basset Hound dog breed is a good trail hound; once it catches an interesting scent, it can cover great distances in a short amount of time. It’s often used to work in packs or alone trailing deer, hare and rabbits. It also hunts fox, opossum and pheasant. Because of its affinity for picking up scents, it’s often hard to gain this breed’s attention when it’s on the trail. However, its mild and well-behaved personality allows it to fit in well on the farm and in the home.


The Beagle dog breed has high energy and great stamina, making it an excellent hunting dog for small game. It also possesses a happy and gentle personality, making it a suitable family pet.

Anatolian Shepherd Dogs

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. .

Australian Cattle Dogs

With Australian Cattle Dogs’ ardent desire to please and their extreme intelligence, they are obedient for cattle herding and other work around the farm. They are natural guardians and eager companions.

Australian Kelpies

The Australian Kelpie is an independent dog breed that is known to herd other animals when not out in the field herding with its master. It can be good with children if it’s raised and socialized with them from puppyhood.

Australian Shepherds

The Australian Shepherd dog breed is highly versatile, intelligent and easy to train to herd livestock. It likes activity and should be exercised and played with several times daily. Aussies make wonderful family dogs, as they are good with children and make excellent watchdogs. These smart dogs can learn just about any farm job, so begin training early.

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