Pastoral Group

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Pastoral Group is the name of a breed Group of dogs, used by kennel clubs (primarily The Kennel Club) to classify a defined collection of dog breeds and does not refer to one particular type of dog. The international kennel club association, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, does not have a Pastoral Group, and includes most pastoral dogs in Group 1 Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs).[1]

Pastoral dogs[edit]

A pastoral breed is any type of dog bred to work livestock. It may refer to herding or guardian type dogs.

Pastoral Group breeds[edit]

The Kennel Club (UK) defines the Pastoral Group as including dog breeds originally kept for "working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven footed animals".[2]

Breeds included in The Kennel Club's Pastoral Group include:

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