german shepherd on a field

Herding Group

Dogs in the Herding Group were developed to manage herds of animals, from the nimble Border Collie that can control a flock of sheep with a mere glance, to the robust German Shepherd that’s known for its versatility and intelligence. Despite their diverse origins and appearances, these breeds share certain traits that reflect their shared heritage.

They were bred to make decisions independently while working in the fields, which has resulted in breeds that are quick to learn and eager to engage in training. They excel in various canine sports, such as obedience, agility, and herding trials, where they get to showcase their problem-solving abilities and physical prowess.