Shepherd dogs were developed for assisting people in grazing herds. They control animals and make sure they walk in the barn; protect them from predators; search for animals that got lost from the herd; and work with either small and large animals: bulls, deer, poultry, camels, llamas and others.
Apart from having great working qualities, herding dogs are also perfect for family life. They are smart and like taking care of children, just like nannies do. Three herding breeds are in top 10 smartest dogs in the world: Border Collie, Scottish and Australian Shepherd.
Live with the herd and protect it in pastures. They inherit the skill to guard other animals. That is why they are not aggressive towards them. These dogs are enduring and adaptive: they can live without water for days, as well as get easily through heat and coldness.
Make it move, get in a group, change direction and stop. These animals get born with herding instincts, but they need to be trained to present good service and obedience.
If you don't know which breed to choose — take the test on the selection of the breed, and carefully read its description in the Bookipet catalog.