While the American Kennel Club has classifications for certain breeds of dog that determine them as working dogs the fact is that a dog does not have to feature in one of these classified breeds to act as a working dog. While working dogs tend to be particularly large and adapted to the rugged life of a working dog, the term working dog can also be used to refer to any dog with a job. In this article, we’ll describe some working dog breeds as well as the specific jobs they’re tasked to….
Looking into working dogs to spend time with you while you’re working on your farm, moving things, or even gardening? Here are some of the hardest working dogs.
The German Shepherd is a breed that has found its place in just about every niche, from the family dog to a working service dog. Just what is it that makes the German Shepherd such a good candidate for so many varied activities? Is it their loyalty, confidence, courage, or ability to learn? We take a look at the history, appearance, temperament, and needs of the German Shepherd.
A particularly versatile and intelligent dog breed, it is no surprise that the Labrador Retriever has been among the American Kennel Club’s most popularly registered dog breeds for the past three decades. Beating out other popular breeds including the German Shepherd, Yorkshire Terrier, Golden Retriever and even the incredibly intelligent Poodle, the Labrador Retriever certainly stands a notch above the rest. So what makes this Canadian breed so popular? A wide array of physical and mental characteristics make the Labrador retriever a favored choice, and let’s not forget those big friendly brown and hazel eyes!
German Shorthaired Pointers have been among the most admired dogs for centuries. But, in 2018, they moved into 9th place among the most popular dog breeds according to the AKC. Why do humans love this breed so much? Learn about their appearance, behavior, health and more…
When it comes to working dog breeds, few dogs work like the Border Collie. This intelligent breed, a herder by nature, originates from Scotland and England and is recognized for its incredible work ethic. Our experts give you the inside scoop on Border Collies so you can learn more about them and decide if this is the right breed for you.