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Many Shetland Sheepdogs today are simply well-loved pets. However, their trainability makes them the Border Collies of the small-dog world.
There is no question that the Great Pyrenees is an excellent pet and therapy dog. If given his choice, however, he would prefer to live outdoors and protect his territory.
Despite years of breeding for conformation, the herding instinct still lies dormant in some Collies.
The Bouvier des Flandres is best known for herding cattle, but he is quite suitable for working sheep and poultry.
The Border Collie is the 38th most popular dog according to AKC registration statistics, and it can be found working on many farms and ranches all across the country.
The Australian Shepherd is a favorite on many ranches, but is also a popular pet.
There are several thousand Anatolian Shepherds in the United States today, making it the 84th most popular dog according to 2016 AKC statistics.
Many a dog lover has watched a good Border Collie at work and gone home with a passion for herding. But if you haven’t grown up with working stockdogs, training one for the first time can seem daunting.