Our trusty canine companions can make great farmhands!
Just a few of the chores that dogs can participate in include:
- Guarding livestock.
- Herding livestock.
- Pulling carts.
- Keeping watch over the household.
- Controlling rodents and other vermin.
Also, if you enjoy hunting, your pointer, retriever, or hound might be an important assistant.
While we appreciate the value of dogs as companions, in this guide we will focus strictly on breeds that can find work on a homestead, farm, or ranch. Read on to learn more about the history, uses, temperament, health, and pros and cons of your favorite dog breed.
Livestock Guardian Breeds
Iams Dog Breed Selector Tool
If you need help selecting the right dog breed for you, give this tool a try. Breeds can be sorted specifically by activity, such as hunting, herding, and watchdog.
Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds
Looking for more information on the breed or breeds of your choice? This is probably one of the best dog breed encyclopedias in existence.