Herding Breeds connected to Australia
This section covers two breeds. Firstly we have an American developed breed called Australian Shepherd which was developed into a recognised pure breed in the USA. Secondly we will have the Border Collie which originated in the Border Region of Britain yet was first developed into a recognised breed in Australia. These names came about purely because they had a close association to the types of dogs that assisted the developing sheep and cattle industries of Australia. Before the various British breeds had emerged as the breeds we know today, they both developed from British Herding breeds that existed at that time.