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.