Pyrenean Shepherd

Pyrenean Shepherd

This small French herding dog is a super athlete with a cheerful disposition and quicksilver intelligence. Vital Stats Height: 15 to 21 inches at the shoulder Weight: 25 to 30 pounds Coat: two varieties, rough or smooth Life span: 15 years or more Summary These lean...
Puli

Puli

He’s not a dog, he’s a Puli. Vital Stats Height: 16 to 17 inches at shoulder Weight: 25 to 35 pounds Coat: long and fluffy; or long and corded Life span: 10 to 15 years or more Summary Best known for his long, corded coat resembling dreadlocks, the Puli is...
Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Underneath his shaggy exterior, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a clever and perceptive companion. Vital Stats Height: 17 to 20 inches at shoulder Weight: 35 to 55 pounds (males average 50 pounds, females average 40 pounds) Coat: shaggy and long Life span: 10 to 12...
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Known as the Fairy Dog of Wales, this energetic herding dog is both playful and intelligent. Vital Stats Height: 10 to 12 inches at shoulder Weight: up to 30 pounds Coat: medium-length and thick Life span: 12 to 14 years Summary Originally bred to herd cattle, sheep,...
Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog

The keen, kind Old English Sheepdog makes a great–and a great big–family dog. Vital Stats Height: 21 inches at shoulder and up Weight: males are 80 to 100 pounds; females are 60 to 85 pounds Coat: thick and shaggy Life span: 10 to 12 years or more Summary...
Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Buhund

Once a hunter of bear and wolf, this lively Spitz breed is now a versatile companion. Vital Stats Height: 16 to 18.5 inches at shoulder Weight: 26 to 40 pounds Coat: thick double coat Life span: 12 to 15 years or more Summary Intelligent, independent, and eager to...
Lancashire Heeler

Lancashire Heeler

This short, sweet herding breed hides a terrier personality beneath a Corgi-like appearance. Vital Stats Height: 10 to 12 inches at shoulder Weight: about 14 pounds Coat: coarse and thick Life span: 9 to 14 years Summary The Lancashire Heeler was once used to drive...
Icelandic Sheepdog

Icelandic Sheepdog

As rugged as his native Iceland, this herding dog is also smart, agile, and affectionate. Vital Stats Height: 16.5 to 18 inches at shoulder Weight: 20 to 30 pounds Coat: thick, medium-length or longer Life span: 14 to 15 years Summary Thought to be companions to the...
German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dog

The German Shepherd Dog is loyal, protective, and intelligent. Vital Stats Height: 22 to 26 inches at shoulder Weight: 75 to 95 pounds Coat: medium-length and dense Life span: 10 to 14 years Summary The German Shepherd Dog is one of America’s most popular...
Finnish Lapphund

Finnish Lapphund

This Arctic spitz breed once herded reindeer, maybe even for Santa! Vital Stats Height: 17.5 to 20.5 inches at shoulder Weight: 33 to 53 pounds Coat: long and profuse Life span: 12 to 15 years or older Summary Believe it or not, this hard-working dog earned his keep...
Entlebucher Sennenhund

Entlebucher Sennenhund

Aka Entlebucher Mountain Dog, this sturdy and devoted Swiss native is a fine family friend. You can bank on it. Vital Stats Height: 16 to 20 inches at shoulder Weight: 45 to 65 pounds Coat: dense and shor Life span: 10 to 13 years Summary The Entlebucher Mountain Dog...
Dutch Shepherd

Dutch Shepherd

The Dutch Shepherd is an old herding breed of Dutch origin. In the old days the farmers needed a dog with few demands, a jack-of-all-trades, and a versatile dog. Vital Stats Height: 22-25 inches Weight: 65-67 pounds Coat: Three varieties: long-haired (straight, flat),...
Collie

Collie

The sweet, intelligent, and loyal Collie is a Scottish legend. Vital Stats Height: 22 to 26 inches at shoulder Weight: 50 to 70 pounds Coat: long and harsh; or short and dense Life span: 10 to 14 years Summary The Collie is a native of Scotland, mostly of the Highland...
Catahoula Leopard Dog

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Meet Louisiana’s state dog. Vital Stats Height: 20 to 26 inches at shoulder Weight: 50 to 90 pounds Coat: short to medium-length coat of many colors Life span: 10 to 14 years Summary The Catahoula has a striking appearance and a strong work ethic. He’s a...
Canaan Dog

Canaan Dog

This breed may be a living portrait of early domesticated dogs. Vital Stats Height: 19 to 24 inches at shoulder Weight: 35 to 55 pounds (males average 50 pounds, females average 40 pounds) Coat: short and harsh Life span: 12 to 15 years Summary The Canaan Dog is a...
Briard

Briard

Vital Stats Height: 22 to 27 inches at shoulder Weight: 70 to 100 pounds Coat: long and wavy Life span: 10 to 12 years or more Summary Underneath the Briard’s long, shaggy coat lies a bold spirit and keen intelligence. True to his French roots, he can be aloof...
Bouvier des Flanders

Bouvier des Flanders

Not afraid of a mess or the mud, the hard-working Bouvier des Flandres is a charming family companion. Vital Stats Height: 23 to 28 inches at shoulder Weight: 70 to 100 pounds Coat: long and coarse Life span: 10 to 12 years Summary The Bouvier des Flandres was...
Border Collie

Border Collie

The intuitive and intelligent Border Collie is a world-class herding dog. Vital Stats Height: 18 to 22 inches at shoulder Weight: 30 to 45 pounds Coat: coarse; can be short or medium-long Life span: 12 to 15 years Summary The Border Collie was developed to gather and...
Berger Picard

Berger Picard

His shaggy looks and comic nature hide a long and distinguished history. Vital Stats Height: 21 to 25.5 inches at shoulder Weight: 50 to 70 pounds Coat: rough and medium-length Life span: 13 to 14 years Summary Also known as the Picardy Shepherd, the Berger Picard is...
Belgian Tervuren

Belgian Tervuren

This herding breed from Belgium is an alert, active, and energetic companion. Vital Stats Height: 21 to 26.5 inches at shoulder Weight: 40 to 70 pounds (males average 62 pounds, females average 47 pounds) Coat: long and moderately harsh Life span: 10 to 12 years...
Belgian Sheepdog

Belgian Sheepdog

Elegant in black, this longhaired beauty also has brains and a strong work ethic. Vital Stats Height: 22 to 26 inches at shoulder Weight: 60 to 75 pounds Coat: harsh and long Life span: 10 to 12 years or more Summary This medium-size herding dog originated in Belgium...
Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois

Whether he’s herding, doing police work, competing in dog sports, or being a family friend and protector, the Malinois does everything to the max. Vital Stats Height: 22 to 26 inches at shoulder Weight: 40 to 80 pounds (males average 70 pounds, females average...
Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie

he bouncy, boisterous Beardie clowns his way through life. Vital Stats Height: 20 to 22 inches at shoulder Weight: 45 to 55 pounds Coat: shaggy and long Life span: 12 to 14 years Summary The Bearded Collie was developed in Scotland to herd sheep and cattle in any...
Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

Give this dog a job and he’ll love it. Vital Stats Height: 18 to 23 inches at shoulder Weight: 40 to 65 pounds (males average 57 pounds, females average 47 pounds) Coat: medium-length; wavy or straight Life span: 12 to 15 years Summary Despite his name, the...
Appenzeller Sennenhunde

Appenzeller Sennenhunde

No Swiss miss here: This is an athletic herding dog and livestock guardian. Vital Stats Height: 19.5 to 22 inches at shoulder Weight: 48 to 55 pounds Coat: thick and shiny Life span: 9 to 12 years Summary The Appenzeller originated as an all-around farm dog, who...