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.

Mini Rex Rabbits

The Mini Rex rabbit breed is a short, compact, well-balanced breed with a docile temperament. Photo Courtesy Marylou Zarbock

Dutch Rabbits

The Dutch rabbit is one of the oldest domesticated rabbit breeds and is known for its gentle nature. Photo Courtesy Marylou Zarbock

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.

Mini Lop Rabbits

The Mini Lop rabbit breed originates from the cross breeding of a German Lop rabbit and a chinchilla. Photo Courtesy Marylou Zarbock

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.

Netherland Dwarf Rabbits

The Netherland Dwarf rabbit breed, when fully grown, resembles a kit with its small body, short ears and large eyes. Photo Courtesy Marylou Zarbock

Labrador Retrievers

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

Tan Rabbits

The Tan rabbit breed has similar markings to Doberman Pincher dogs and is know for its active temperament. Photo Courtesy Bowtie, Inc./ Isabelle Francais