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7 Great Sports for Herding Dogs

Check Out These Great Sports for Herding Dogs If you have a herding breed dog, you know these intelligent and active dogs need an outlet for all that energy! Dog sports are great for not only blowing off steam, but…

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How Do Dog Bites Happen?

  But He’s Such a “Good” Dog! … When Dog Bites Happen to Good Dogs. As you lie on the couch cuddling your sweet dog, I bet you can’t imagine him ever biting someone. But did you know that more…

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This Herding Breed is a Belgian Beauty

The Bouvier des Flandres is a herding breed recommended for experienced owners only. With its heavy build, large, upright ears and shaggy coat, the Bouvier des Flandres is a standout among herding breeds. They are generally steady and calm, unlike…

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A Heart Wrapped in Fur

  Meet the Briard. Find out why this handsome, dignified breed is described as “a heart wrapped in fur.”   The rugged, shaggy Briard, also known as the Chien Berger de Brie, has long been used in France as a sheepherder…

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Meet the Icelandic Sheepdog

Viking settlers brought the ancestors of the Icelandic Sheepdog to the Nordic island of Iceland between 874 to 930 AD. The dogs adapted to the harsh climate, developing unique skills that made them invaluable to Icelandic farmers. The Icelandic Sheepdog…

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The Shaggy Little Sheepdog

The cute and clownish Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a medium-sized herding breed developed in — you guessed it — Poland. In their homeland, this breed is called Polski Owczarek Nizinny, though many breed fanciers both in and outside of Poland,…

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The Berger Picard Will Take Your Breath Away

Meet the Berger Picard, the charismatic, impish herding dog that will take your breath away. The Berger Picard, also called the Picardy Shepherd, is a rustic sheepdog known throughout northern France since the Middle Ages. Whether the Berger Picard is…

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Meet the Pumi: The Herding World’s Best-Kept Secret

The charming, versatile Pumi is one of the herding world’s best-kept secrets. Everyone knows the German Shepherd, the Australian Shepherd and the Collie, but herding dog aficionados looking for something a little different will fall in love with the wonderfully…

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