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german shepherd puppies

German Shepherd

​​In 1882 german shepherd was introduced in a show at Hanover. They were created by the cross breeding of the rural sheep dogs by a man named Max. I..

Herding dogsLarge dogGermany
pembroke welsh corgi dog

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is known as an achondroplastic, a dwarf breed, and they come from Pembrokeshire in Wales. Not much is known of the dog's hist..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
australian shepherd dog

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd, known fondly as ‘Aussies’, is actually an American breed, with the first official registry being in the 1950s. Basque Shepher..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited States
corgi dog

Corgi

Known as a cattle herding dog breed, the Corgi hails from Pembrokeshire, Wales. You get 2 breeds – the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Welsh Corgi. Th..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
american eskimo dog dog

American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo is derived from the Nordic Spitz breed and most closely related to the German Spitz in particular. There were many German Spitzes ..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited States
miniature australian shepherd dog

Miniature Australian Shepherd

Unlike some miniaturized pure dog breeds, the Miniature Australian Shepherd is a breed of its own. The American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited States
belgian shepherd dog malinois dog

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois)

The Belgian Malinois is one of 4 Belgian Shepherd varieties. The dogs were developed- and hail from Belguim. The Malinois has a short, fawn colored co..

Herding dogsMedium dogBelgium
old english sheepdog dog

Old English Sheepdog

The origin of the Old English Sheepdog is unclear as records weren’t kept. However there are some aspects that suggest the dog originated in the 19th ..

Herding dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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Australian Cattle Dog

During the 19th century, in the New South Wales, lived a cattle farmer Thomas Hall. He wanted to have a perfect cattle dog so he mixed two breeds: dog..

Herding dogsMedium dogAustralia
bearded collie dog

Bearded Collie

This long-haired herding breed was bred by mixing the two sheepdog breeds: the Scottish dogs and the Polish sheepdogs. The Bearded Collie gained the p..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
collie dog

Collie

The Collie is a herding dog from Scotland and is also known by other names such as Rough Collie or Lassie Collie. The first Collies used to be more..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
akbash dog puppies

Akbash Dog

Akbash breed became popular in the 1970s. Around that period, Akbash was introduced to North America. There is archeological evidence that this breed ..

Herding dogsLarge dogTurkey
austrailian blue heeler dog

Austrailian Blue Heeler

In 1840, George Elliott made a match with Australian Dingo and Collie and got a clever and very active dog breed – Australian Blue Heeler. Soon, he sh..

Herding dogsMedium dogAustralia
dutch shepherd dog

Dutch Shepherd

The Dutch Shepherd is of Dutch origin, hailing from the Netherlands. They were originally used as herding dogs on the farms, where they became a jack-..

Herding dogsMedium dogNetherlands
abruzzenhund dog

Abruzzenhund

Abruzzenhund was established as an individual breed in the middle of the 20th century. They are descendant of the big, white Eastern sheepdogs which c..

Herding dogsLarge dogItaly
blue healer dog

Blue Healer

It was in 1802 that George Hall arrived in New South Wales, establishing 2 cattle stations. He had a problem – getting his thousands of cattle to the ..

Herding dogsMedium dogAustralia
english shepherd dog

English Shepherd

The English Shepherd is another dog with an English name that was developed in the United States. They developed from British farm dogs that were brou..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited States
briard dog

Briard

Through myth and legend, the Briard is thought to be a very ancient dog. A French herding breed, a Briard type of dog appears in writings as early as ..

Herding dogsLarge dogFrance
rough collie dog

Rough Collie

Many people have seen the movie ‘Lassie’, and of course this movie made the Collie popular and famous. Apart from the Rough Collie, you also get th..

Herding dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
cardigan welsh corgi dog

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi, named after Cardiganshire, Wales, is an ancient breed, brought to Wales by the Celts about 3,000 years ago. Small but tou..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
australian collie dog

Australian Collie

The Koolie, as a breed we know today, originates from Australia. But, before they were breed and imported, they were the mix made of Britain smooth co..

Herding dogsMedium dogAustralia
bouvier des flandres dog

Bouvier des Flandres

These large dogs have descended from Flemish cattle dogs, and in French, the word Bouvier means herdsman or cattle herder. This is because the dog was..

Herding dogsLarge dogBelgium
catahoula cur dog

Catahoula Cur

The Catahoula Cur is also known as the Catahoula Leopard Dog or the Louisiana Catahoula. The dog hails from Louisiana, United States. It is thought..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited States
east german shepherd dog

East German Shepherd

The East German Shepherd is a line of the German Shepherd Dog breed. The German Shepherd Dog came about when the three types of “continental shepherd ..

Herding dogsLarge dogGermany
australian red heeler dog

Australian Red Heeler

When George Hall arrived in the New South Wales Colony in 1802 he set about ‘creating’ a tough working- or herding dog. By crossing Australia’s native..

Herding dogsMedium dogAustralia
catalan sheepdog dog

Catalan Sheepdog

The Catalan Sheepdog, known also as the Gos d’Atura, hails from Catalonia, Spain. It is believed that the dog is related to the Portuguese- and Pyrene..

Herding dogsMedium dogSpain
pyrenean shepherd dog

Pyrenean Shepherd

The Pyrenean Shepherd hails from Spain where he has always been used to herd sheep. Some people believe he is a descendant of the French Catalan Sheep..

Herding dogsMedium dogSpain
bergamasco dog

Bergamasco

The Bergamasco comes from northern Italy. This medium sized sheepdog is of ancient origin. Known as an Italian sheep herding breed, his name actually..

Herding dogsMedium dogItaly
saarlooswolfhond dog

Saarlooswolfhond

Dutch breeder Leendert Saarloos began to breed German Shepherds to a European wolf. His goal was to bring out a dog that was more hard working. The..

Herding dogsLarge dogNetherlands
berger picard dog

Berger Picard

In the Picardie region of northeastern France saw visiting Celts/Franks enter the region along with a shepherd dog. They arrived in the Pas de Calais ..

Herding dogsMedium dogFrance
appenzell mountain dog dog

Appenzell Mountain Dog

Hailing from the Appenzell region of Switzerland and known as the Appenzeller Mountain Dog or the Appenzeller Sennenhunde, this athletic breed of dog ..

Herding dogsMedium dogSwitzerland
queensland heeler dog

Queensland Heeler

Another name for Queensland Heeler is Australian Cattle Dog or Blue Heeler. These dogs have always been known for herding cattle. The term ‘Heeler’..

Herding dogsMedium dogAustralia
german coolie dog

German Coolie

The German Coolie is misnamed as it is an Australian bred dog and often called the Australian Koolie or Coolie. This Australian breed is more often ju..

Herding dogsMedium dogAustralia
estrela mountain dog dog

Estrela Mountain Dog

Also known as the Cao da Serra de Estrela, the large Estrela Mountain Dog from Portugal is an ancient breed, having been used for centuries to guard h..

Herding dogsLarge dogPortugal
bohemian shepherd dog

Bohemian Shepherd

Known as the Chodský pes or the Chodenhund, the Bohemian Shepherd is native to the Czech Republic and is a herding breed. Like many other old dog bree..

Herding dogsMedium dogCzech Republic
croatian sheepdog dog

Croatian Sheepdog

Known also as Hrvatski Ovkars, the black Croatian Sheepdog has been in Croatia since the 7th century already. He was brought to the region by Croats ..

Herding dogsMedium dogCroatia
red heeler dog

Red Heeler

Known also as the Australian Cattle Dog, the Red Heeler is also known as the Blue Heeler. This is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Austr..

Herding dogsMedium dogAustralia
belgian shepherd dog tervuren dog

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervuren)

Referred to as the ‘Terv’, this dog from Belguim was created in the late 19th century. He is one of 4 varieties of Belgian Shepherd and he has a long,..

Herding dogsMedium dogBelgium
blue lacy dog

Blue Lacy

The Lacy brothers came to Texas in 1858, and this breed is named after them. They wanted a strong, robust working dog. It is a working/herding dog br..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited States
huntaway dog

Huntaway

The Huntaway or New Zealand Huntaway is a herding dog that originated in the New Zealand sheep country. Their main purpose is to drive sheep and they ..

Herding dogsLarge dogNew Zealand
new zealand huntaway dog

New Zealand Huntaway

The New Zealand Huntaway was developed in New Zealand. The dog was brought about by mixing the Border Collie with a number of other breeds, of which t..

Herding dogsMedium dogNew Zealand
norwegian buhund dog

Norwegian Buhund

The Norwegian Buhund is a spitz type dog belonging to the herding group of dogs. The dog is related to the Icelandic Sheepdog and the Jämthund. Thi..

Herding dogsMedium dogNorway
czechoslovakian wolfdog dog

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a mix between a German Shepherd and a Carpathian wolf. In fact the Czechoslovakian Vlcak is another name for the Czech..

Herding dogsLarge dogCzech Republic
polish lowland sheepdog dog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Hailing from Poland, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is believed to have descended from herding dogs as well as the Puli and Tibetan Terrier. Later the..

Herding dogsMedium dogPoland
australian stumpy tail cattle dog dog

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

There is quite a bit of mystery surrounding the origin of the Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog. The breed was developed as a working dog to herd sheep and cattl..

Herding dogsMedium dogAustralia
belgian shepherd dog laekenois dog

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois)

The Laekenois, from a variety of 4 Belgian Shepherds, and one of the rarest, is a working- or herding breed of dog which originated in Belgium. It is ..

Herding dogsMedium dogBelgium
perro de pastor mallorquin dog

Perro de Pastor Mallorquin

Known also as the Majorca Shepherd Dog or Ca de Bestiar, the very name Perro de Pastor Mallorquin means Shepherd dog of Mallorca. The dog hails fro..

Herding dogsLarge dogSpain
mudi dog

Mudi

Sometime between the 4th and 6th centuries, the Great Migration – a variety of dogs came to live in the Carpathian Mountains on the Great Hungarian Pl..

Herding dogsMedium dogHungary
schapendoes dog

Schapendoes

Known also as the Dutch Sheepdog, the Schapendoes originates in the Netherlands. It has always been known as a herding dog and farm dog. There were..

Herding dogsMedium dogNetherlands
nenets herding laika dog

Nenets Herding Laika

There is a large variety of Laika dogs as the word is almost a generic term for a type of Russian hunting dog. They are found in Northern Russia and S..

Herding dogsMedium dogRussia
scotch collie dog

Scotch Collie

The landrace breed, which started in the highlands of Scotland is known as the Scotch Collie. There were at the time two types of collies – the Rough ..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
shetland sheepdog dog

Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog was crossed with working collies and brought to the islands. They were bred on the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom. These li..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
smithfield dog

Smithfield

The Smithfield is also known as the Smithfield, Smithy or Tasmanian Smithfield and is a herding dog found in Australia but originating in the UK. Ther..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
smooth collie dog

Smooth Collie

When you see the Smooth Collie you just assume that you’re looking at a long-haired Lassie-type Collie that was sent to the groomers. The Smooth Co..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
spanish water dog dog

Spanish Water Dog

Bred in Spain to guard and herd sheep, the Spanish Water Dog was also used in hunting because he could retrieve in water. The breed is closely aligned..

Herding dogsMedium dogSpain
south russian ovcharka

South Russian Ovcharka

Known also as the South Russian Sheepdog or the Ukranian Shepherd Dog, the South Russian Ovcharka’s history isn’t well established, and there are diff..

Herding dogsLarge dogRussia
swedish lapphund dog

Swedish Lapphund

This is a Spitz type of dog from Sweden. It is Sweden’s national dog.The dog has always been used for herding and guarding livestock such as reindeer ..

Herding dogsMedium dogSweden
swedish vallhund dog

Swedish Vallhund

Known also as the Västgötaspets or Swedish cow dog, the Valhund hails from Sweden. It’s a herding dog, and was always a farm dog in that country. I..

Herding dogsMedium dogSweden
toy australian shepherd dog

Toy Australian Shepherd

These beautiful little dogs interestingly don’t originate in Australia. They were originally bred in the western U.S. as herding dogs. Today they a..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited States
thai bangkaew dog

Thai Bangkaew

The Thai Bangkaew breed comes from a small village in the Bang Rakarn District of the Phitsanulok Province, in Thailand. The breed is named after that..

Herding dogsMedium dogThailand
black norwegian elkhound dog

Black Norwegian Elkhound

The Black Norwegian Elkhound was first bred in Norway in the early part of the 19th century as a smaller version of the Grey Norwegian Elkhound. The B..

Herding dogsMedium dogNorway
lapponian herder dog

Lapponian Herder

The Lapponian Herder hails from Finland. He is a dog which was developed for the Sami people who needed a strong dog to herd and guard their reindeer...

Herding dogsMedium dogFinland
welsh corgi dog

Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi were once considered to be two types of the same breed. Today they are recognized as very differ..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
welsh sheepdog dog

Welsh Sheepdog

The Welsh Sheepdog is sometimes referred to as the Welsh Collie, but it is not a collie in anyway. It is the cross between the Border Collie and Welsh..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
white shepherd dog

White Shepherd

The German Shepherd and the white German Shepherd are the same dog - the only thing is that their coat colors vary. The White Shepherd evolved beca..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited States
cao da serra de aires dog

Cao da Serra de Aires

Ancestors of the Cao da Sera de Aires were used for herding livestock in the Serra de Aires and Alentejo, Portugal. This herding dog is native to Port..

Herding dogsMedium dogPortugal
mioritic sheepdog dog

Mioritic Sheepdog

This is a large dog coming from the Carpathian mountain area of Romania. He has always been an excellent working dog, guarding and protecting sheep..

Herding dogsLarge dogRomania

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