Working Breed Index

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The classification of the dogs in this Group varies from country to country. For simplicity of navigation and accessibility, the table below lists the breeds alphabetically that appear in the Australian classification, divided into five sections based broadly on their historical purpose.

Working Dog Group

The full list of breeds which are in the Working Group in Australia are as follows.

Working Dog Breed Historical Function Country of origin
Australian Cattle Dog Herding Cattle Australia
Australian Kelpie Herding Sheep Australia
Australian Shepherd Herding Sheep USA
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Herding Cattle Australia
Bearded Collie Herding Sheep Scotland
Belgian Shepherd Dog Herding Sheep Belgium
Bergamasco Shepherd Dog Livestock Guardian Dog Italy
Border Collie Herding Sheep Scotland but developed in Australia
Bouvier Des Flandres Herding Cattle Flanders
Briard Livestock Guardian Dog France
Collie (Rough) Herding Sheep and Cattle Scotland
Collie (Smooth) Herding Sheep and Cattle Scotland
Dutch Shepherd Herding Sheep and Cattle Holland
Finnish Lapphund Herding Reindeer Finland
German Shepherd Herding Sheep Germany
Komondor Livestock Guardian Dog Hungary
Kuvasz Livestock Guardian Dog Hungary
Maremma Sheepdog Livestock Guardian Dog Italy
Norwegian Buhund Herding Sheep and Cattle Norway
Old English Sheepdog Herding Sheep England
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Herding Sheep Poland
Puli Herding Sheep Hungary
Pumi Herding Sheep Hungary
Shetland Sheepdog Herding Sheep Shetland Islands (Scotland)
Smithfield Herding Sheep Australia  (not yet recognised)
Swedish Lapphund Herding Reindeer Sweden
Swedish Vallhund Herding Cattle Sweden
Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) Herding Cattle Wales
Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) Herding Cattle Wales
White Swiss Shepherd Dog Herding Sheep Germany