Originally used by cowboys and shepherds to herd livestock, the dogs in the herding group have not lost their sense of organization and intelligence. German Shepherds, Border Collies and Australian Shepherds are just a few of the common breeds in this group that are often seen at the Shelter. These dogs excel at learning new tasks, and are frequently considered some of the most intelligent dog breeds. Herding dogs love to practice their natural instinct of herding by using short yaps and little harmless nips to “herd” children and other pets. Are you looking for an intelligent dog who’s fun-loving and playful? Maybe you should consider adopting a herding dog! Visit our adoption page to see if there are any herding dogs searching for some love and a good home.