The Airedale terrier is the largest of all the terrier types, traditionally bred to work as versatile, all-around farm dogs.
If you have livestock that need to be driven over long distances, you won't find a more hardy or determined candidate for the job than the Australian cattle dog.
Despite their name, Australian shepherds were developed in the U.S. as intelligent, energetic, and loyal herders. They have long been associated with herding cattle out on the high plains of the American West.
Developed on the Scottish-English border for their natural ability and drive to herd sheep, border collies continue to be widely used as working farm dogs around the world.
The low-slung Pembroke Welsh corgi is one of the smallest herding breeds. Developed in rural Wales to herd cattle and guard the farm,
These powerful and independent livestock guardian dogs originate from Turkey, where they were bred to withstand harsh conditions and develop natural resilience.
The Dutch shepherd, also called the Dutch herder, is sometimes confused with its German shepherd relative. This lesser-known breed is actually regarded as easier to train.
If you're searching for a family-friendly dog that makes an excellent livestock or farmyard guardian, even in cold climates, look no further than the Great Pyrenees.
Hairless chihuahuas are the same breed as coated chihuahuas — they just have a rare genetic defect that causes them to be hairless. Thus, their temperament is just like any other chihuahua.