The dog breeds in the herding group have common characteristics such as being energetic, intelligent, fun-loving and easy to train. Their original purpose of herding, but now they are popular among families as a great companion. Here are the 10 most popular herding dogs.
#1 – German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is a breed of medium to large-sized herding dog that originated in Germany. The German Shepherd Dog is large, powerful, muscular, agile, intelligent, confident and has a noble personality. Loyalty, courage are what people often mention about this breed. The German Shepherd Dog wants to protect and please those who are special to them. Today, the German Shepherd Dog is used for a variety of jobs, including disability assistance, search and rescue, police and military roles, and acting.
#2 – Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a small breed of cattle dog native to Wales. They are famous for their short legs, and extremely cute appearance. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an intelligent, affection, playful, easy-to-train dog. Socializing early, they are very friendly and love their family, making family members happy is always what they want.
#3 – Australian Shepherd
The Australian Shepherd, also known as Aussie, is a breed of medium-sized herding dog that originated in United States. They have a similar appearance to the Border Collie. The Australian Shepherd is a smart, loyal, highly energetic, loving, kind, devoted dog. The Australian Shepherd a deep bond with their owners and also requires attention from their owners.
#4 – Shetland Sheepdog
The Shetland Sheepdog, also known as Sheltie, is a small dog breed originating from Scotland. All have white hairs on the collar, parts of the legs and usually the tip of the tail, some may have white streaks on the face. The downy undercoat is covered by a long, dense, rough outer coat with a noticeable ruffled coat around the neck, leg hair, petticoat on the abdomen, and frills on the hindquarters. Sheltie are also a sheepdog, they are enthusiastic at work and show good skills. They are docile, very intelligent, playful, enthusiastic, energetic and easy to train.
#5 – Border Collie
The Border Collie is a herding dog breed originating from Scottish Borders. They are hard-working, intelligent and energetic. The Border Collie has independent and extremely intelligent thinking to handle their work. However, if they do not work, play, or exercise regularly, they will feel bored and destructive. Border Collie owners should expect to spend a lot of time with their dog.
#6 – Rough Collie
The Rough Collie, also known as the Long Collie or the Long-haired Collie, is a long-coated dog breed of medium to large-sized herding dog that originated in United Kingdom (Scotland). The Rough Collie is an intelligent, gentle, devoted, easy to train, very loyal dog who rarely shows nervousness or aggression. The Rough Collie is suitable as a family dog and a great friend with children and other pets. However, The Rough Collie needs to be socialized early to avoid shyness.
#7 – Belgian Malinois
The Belgian Malinois is a herding dog originating from Belgium. They are muscular and powerful, but the looks seem elegant. The Belgian Malinois are very intelligent, active, friendly, protective, alert, confident and hard-working dogs. Belgian Malinois exhibit energy levels that are among the highest of all dog breeds. These days, they are often trained to be great guardians.
#8 – Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is also known by the other name Blue Heeler or Red Heeler, is a breed of herding dog originating from Australia. They are compact in appearance, but full of muscle, they have short and beautiful hair and need little grooming and bathing. The Blue Heeler is also a healthy dog, rarely getting sick, and rarely seeing a vet. The Blue Heeler is a hard-working dog, if they are not working they need to exercise regularly to avoid being bored.
#9 – Cardigan Welsh Corgi
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a small herding dog originating from Wales. They are dogs with innate beauty and sweetness. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a multicolored coat, from red to the popular blue-merle pattern. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is smart, affectionate, devoted, loyal, alert, active, athletic and easy to train. However, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi has also shed a lot so they will not be suitable for allergy sufferers.
#10 – Old English Sheepdog
The Old English Sheepdog is a large breed of herding dog originating from England. The Old English Sheepdog has a long, thick, shaggy grey and white coat, with fur covering their face and eyes with ears lie flat to the head. The Old English Sheepdog is a intelligent, kindliness, gentle, courage and watchfulness. In addition, they are also great with children and never being nervous or aggression.