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.
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.
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.
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.