Many families select herding dogs such as border collies, Australian shepherds or German shepherds as companions due to the animal's protective reputation. Reward this dog's loyalty by playing the type of games that naturally engage his herding instincts.
Herding is instinctive for some dogs. Those breeds that are members of the American Kennel Club's herding group were bred to work livestock such as cattle. With proper training, your dog or puppy can excel at moving cattle in herding trial competition or
Border Collie- Just watching these dogs in a dog park is proof enough that border collies live to work. They are always on task, and love to please. It is almost so easy to train a border collie that you don't even have to do any work.