Herding Breed

1July 2016

The Herding Breed Group includes:
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd
Bearded Collie
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Tervuren
Border Collie


Old English Sheepdog
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Shetland Sheepdog

The Herding Breed group has an extremely high need for daily exercise and mental activity.  This group was bred to have a high chase and prey drive, making it difficult for these dogs to become desensitized to the activities of moving objects.  Without sufficient physical and mental exercise, these dogs are highly likely to develop behaviors such as barking, tail and animal chasing, fence running, digging, pacing, or aggression.

Visit the American Kennel Club’s website for a full list of the Herding Breed Group.  For more information on Herding Breeds, please check out Your Dog Advisor.