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. .

Bernese Mountain Dogs

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.

Giant Schnauzers

The Giant Schnauzer is a reliable, brave and loyal dog breed, allowing it to work well as a watchdog or herding dog.

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is courageous, loyal and affectionate with its owners. The breed is often used to guard livestock.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs

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.

English Shepherds

The English Shepherd dog breed has a calm steadiness, keen senses and is intelligent, making it an excellent breed for livestock herding. They are active, good with children and make good watchdogs.

Border Collies

The Border Collie dog breed is often considered the finest sheepherding dog in the world, bred strictly for working ability rather than appearance. It has strong herding instincts and can often work independently. It makes an excellent watchdog.

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