More breeds than you might think will herd sheep!if you apply the training and time to rekindle their instincts. The American Herding Breed Association recognizes the breeds below as eligible for their programs and we've taught many of these breeds in our classes. The quickest way to gauge if your dog was born to herd would be to take our instinct test.


American Eskimo

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Kelpie

Australian Shepherd

Bearded Collie

Beauceron

Belgian Malinois

Belgian Sheepdog

Belgian Tervuren

Bernese Mountain Dog

Border Collie

Bouvier des Flandres

Briard

Canaan Dog

Catahoula

Collie (Rough & Smooth)

Doberman Pinscher

Dutch Shepherd

English Shepherd

Entlebucher

German Shepherd Dog

Giant SchnauzerIcelandic Sheepdog

Keeshond

Kerry Blue Terrier

Lapphund

McNab

Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Elkhound

Old English Sheepdog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Poodle

Puli

Rottweiler

Samoyed

Schipperke

Sennenhund

Shetland Sheepdog

Swedish Valhund

Tibetan Terrier

Welsh Corgi (Cardigan & Pembroke)

Wheaton Terrier

and Mixed Breed Dogs