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Types of Shepherd Dogs

Anatolian Shepherd
Anatolian Shepherd

An Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a rugged, imposing flock guardian of ancient lineage. Protective and territorial, but also intelligent, patient, and profoundly loyal, these muscular avengers are prized as working guard dogs without equal.

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Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is a herding dog which, interestingly, does not have its origins in Australia. They are commonly confused with either the Border Collie or the Blue Heeler / Red Heeler, but are a completely different breed.

Bearded Collie
Bearded Collie

The Bearded Collie is a medium sized dog with a medium length coat that follows the natural lines of the body and allows plenty of daylight under the body. The body is long and lean, and, though strongly made, does not appear heavy. A bright inquiring expression is a distinctive feature of the breed.

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Beauceron
Beauceron

The Beauceron is a guard dog and herding dog breed falling into the working dog category whose origins lie in the plains of Northern France. The Beauceron is also known as Berger de Beauce (sheepdog from Beauce) or Bas Rouge (red-stockings).

Belgian Shepherd dog
Belgian Shepherd dog

The Belgian Shepherd/Groenendael is the most popular of the four Belgian sheepdogs. It is a very bright and obedient dog, determined and observant with strong protective and territorial instincts. This breed needs extensive socialization, preferably from an early age, to prevent it from becoming shy or sensitive.

Bohemian Shepherd
Bohemian Shepherd

The Bohemian Shepherd is a medium-sized shepherd, with a length marginally exceeding its height. The dog has long, thick fur and a rich undercoat, allowing him to withstand harsh weather. He has an exceptionally harmonious build.

Briard
Briard

By the 1800s, the Briard was a cherished French institution—even Napoleon, who had an aversion to dogs, was said to be a fan of the breed. The Briard was proudly exhibited at the very first French dog show, at Paris in 1865. By the time of World War I, the Briard was so much a part of the national character that it was named the official war ...

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Chow Chow
Chow Chow

The German Shepherd Chow Mix is a hybrid dog from breeding the German Shepherd with a Chow Chow. She is a medium to large sized dog with a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years. She is a clever dog with lots of energy, very loyal and always demanding attention from you!

Dutch Shepherd
Dutch Shepherd

The Dutch Shepherd comes in three varieties: longhaired (long, straight, flat and harsh), shorthaired (quite hard, not too short) and wire-haired (medium length—dense harsh and tousled—more curly-coated than wire-coated).

East-European Shepherd
East-European Shepherd

The East-European Shepherd was created from German Shepherds that were mixed with local northern breeds, molossers and some other breeds. The first standard that has formed the breed type of East-European Shepherd was approved in 1964 by the Cynologic Council of the Ministry of Agriculture of the USSR.

Icelandic Sheepdog
Icelandic Sheepdog

The Icelandic Sheepdog, Iceland’s only native dog breed, is a charmingly friendly and faithful all-around herder of small-to-medium size. A densely coated Nordic spitz-type breed, Icelandics are enthusiastically devoted to their humans.

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King Shepherd
King Shepherd

The King Shepherd love strenuous activity, preferably combined with training of some kind, for this dog is very intelligent and craves a good challenge. It needs to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk, jog or run alongside you when you bicycle.

Malinois dog
Malinois dog

The Belgian Malinois is a well balanced, square dog, elegant in appearance with an exceedingly proud carriage of the head and neck. The dog is strong, agile, well muscled, alert, and full of life. He stands squarely on all fours and viewed from the side, the topline, forelegs, and hind legs closely approximate a square.

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the younger of the two Corgi breeds and is a separate and distinct breed from the Cardigan. The corgi is one of the smallest dogs in the Herding Group. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are famed for being the preferred breed of Queen Elizabeth II, who has owned more than 30 during her reign.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Polish Lowland Sheepdog

About the Polish Lowland Sheepdog First, about that nickname: PON is the acronym for the Polish breed name, Polski Owczarek Nizinny. PONs aren’t particularly large dogs, standing no more than 20 inches at the shoulder, but they are muscular and stocky.

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Poodle
Poodle

The Shepadoodle is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the German Shepherd and the Poodle (Standard, Miniture or Toy). The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed.

Rough Collie
Rough Collie

Rough and Smooth Collie Temperament, Personality, Behavior, Traits ... and a short coat (called Smooth). The Rough Collie is the more common of the two. Picture "Lassie." Most of today's Rough and Smooth Collies are far removed from their heritage as an active herding breed, and need only moderate exercise. In my experience, the Smooth variety is a little closer to his roots, so tends to want ...

Shetland Sheepdog
Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog, also known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog that originated in the Shetland Islands. The original name of this breed was Shetland Collie, but when this caused controversy among the Rough Collie breeders of the time, the breed's name was formally changed to Shetland Sheepdog.

Shiloh Shepherd dog
Shiloh Shepherd dog

Shiloh Shepherd Puppies. Now that you’ve determined this is the ideal dog for you, you can either look to adopt, through a Shiloh Shepherd Rescue, or you can contact Shiloh Shepherd Breeders in order to find a puppy. Whether searching for Shiloh Shepherd puppies, or any other breed of puppy, please make sure you do your research.

Tervuren
Tervuren

The first impression of the Belgian Tervuren is that of a well-balanced, medium-size dog, elegant in appearance, standing squarely on all fours, with proud carriage of head and neck. He is strong, agile, well-muscled, alert and full of life. He gives the impression of depth and solidity without bulkiness.

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White Shepherd
White Shepherd

The White Shepherd emerged from white-coat lines of the German Shepherd dog in Canada and the United States and from European imports. The German Shepherd and the white German Shepherd are the same dog, though their coat colors vary. The White Shepherd breed was officially recognized by the United Kennel Club on April 14, 1999.