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.
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.
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.
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.
The German Shepherd Dog breed’s versatility has led it to a farm career in herding livestock, in addition to its well-known positions with police forces and search-and-rescue teams.
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.