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.

Newfoundlands

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.

Rottweilers

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.

English Springer Spaniels

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.

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.

Weimaraners

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.

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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