Australian Shepherds are energetic herding dogs that thrive with a job to do. They love walks, hikes, and playing fetch along the way. Keep them engaged and careful with their exercise.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis: Compact herding dogs, loved by Queen Elizabeth II. Smart, affectionate, and great for families. Ideal for farm work.
Jack Russell Terriers: Tiny farm dogs with a big personality. Excellent vermin catchers. Energetic, smart, and alert. Training is key.
Great Pyrenees: Majestic farm guardians. Originated in the Pyrenees Mountains. Calm, affectionate, but stubborn. Train and handle with care.
Australian Cattle Dogs: Agile herders from Australia. Affectionate, loyal, and intelligent. Watchful with strangers. Train and socialize early. Easy-care short coats.
German Shepherds: Versatile and loyal farm dogs. Guard and herd livestock. Highly trainable but need socialization. Sizes vary from 22-26 inches, 60-100 pounds. Find your perfect companion at German Shepherd Rescue and Adoptions.
Bernese Mountain Dogs: Easy-going, loyal farm guards. Descendants of Roman mastiffs. Easy to train, love outdoors. Not guard dogs against people. Sizes vary from 25-27 inches, 70-150 pounds. Perfect for farm work.
Old English Sheepdogs: Popular herding dogs from England. Shaggy coats for colder climates. Requires coat management. Sensitive, loyal, and love people. Heights range from 20-24 inches, weight up to 100 pounds.
Komondors: Hungarian livestock guards with corded coats. Independent and suspicious. Good family dogs. Heights 25-30 inches, weight 88-130 pounds.