Friday, February 8, 2008

Herding Dogs

Herding dogs are known for their ability to control the movement of livestock. Whether by “heeling” cattle with a nip and bark as Corgis do, or silently “eyeing” skittish sheep across pastures like the Border Collie, these dogs are tireless, brave and intelligent workers. As more of these dogs find themselves off the fields and in our homes, their desire to work can cause them to gently herd other household pets or children they consider to be in their care. They are quick to learn and enjoy training, making them a canine “multi-tasker” who is happiest when taking on varied and interesting work. The Herding Group includes: Australian Shepherds, Belgian Tervurens, Collies, and German Shepherds.

Watch these Border Collies work. This is probably harder than herding sheep because they can’t let the ducks fly away.

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