7 Groups of Dog Breeds: The Herding Group

7 Gruppen der Hunderassen: Die Herding-Group

Dog breeds belonging to the Herding Group, or simply Herding Dogs in German, were originally classified as Working Group dogs. But because of their ability to control other animals, they had to be placed in their own group. Herding dogs are quick learners and have such a strong protective instinct that they also want to herd their human family. Originally bred for their work in agriculture and livestock, these dogs are still very loyal and bond with their fellow dogs. What makes herding dogs particularly suited to farm work is their ability to chase other animals without harming them. In this way, farmers could leave their livestock under the care of herding dogs without worrying about them. As a result, herding dogs are still quite independent today.

However, herding dogs can also be quite stubborn and stubborn. That's because they used to have to make their own decisions about the animals in their care, and they still like to do what they think is the best decision. These dogs are very protective and tend not to trust new people at first. If you are getting a herding dog without giving him other animals to herd, it is important to train him with discipline from an early age. This way you can make sure he develops a healthy attitude towards his instincts. In addition, herding dogs are extremely energetic and need plenty of physical exercise. It is best if herding dogs can really let off steam in a meadow without a leash. Because of their energy, herding dogs are not the best choice for first-time owners.

A few quick facts about herding dogs

The most popular herding dog is the Border Collie. One of the smartest dog breeds in the world, the Collie is a perfect addition to your human family. Collies are affectionate, affectionate and need a lot of exercise to be happy and busy.

The smallest herding dog is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Did you know that the Queen of England also has a Pembroke Welsh Corgi as her faithful companion? These dogs are known for being very fluffy and, in contrast to their small size, very noisy.

The most versatile dog breed is the German Shepherd. We have already mentioned this dog in our article on the Working Group because it is just as versatile and versatile. The German shepherd was originally bred for herding, but is now often used as a police and guard dog.

The Rhough Collie is arguably the most famous breed of herding dog. Made famous by the movie Lassie, this affectionate and affectionate breed is ideal for families as it is non-aggressive.

The most energetic herding dog is the Australian Shepherd. The Australian Shepherd is one of the most popular herding dogs and is now also very popular as a family dog. But watch out: Australian Shepherds are real bundles of energy and need a lot of exercise, otherwise they will also let off steam in your house.

And now last but not least: The Bearded Collie is the fluffiest herding dog breed! Originally from Scotland, the Bearded Collie was bred to brave cold temperatures. He is incredibly sweet, affectionate and has a sunny disposition.

That's it for the herding group, but there's still so much to learn about dog breeds. If you're curious and want to learn more, read our blog posts about the other dog breeds.

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