A sheep dog or sheepdog is generally a dog or breed of dogs historically used in connection with the raising of sheep. These may include livestock guardian or pastoral dogs used to guard sheep and other livestock in farms for farmers, and herding dogs used to herd sheep and other livestock.
Specific breeds include:
- Border Collie
- Croatian Sheepdog
- Cumberland Sheepdog
- Hungarian Puli
- Icelandic Sheepdog
- Maremma Sheepdog
- Old English Sheepdog, also referred to as "Bobtail" in common vernacular
- Polish Lowland Sheepdog
- Shetland Sheepdog
- Welsh Sheepdog
The British Kennel Club classifies herding and livestock guardian dogs in its Pastoral Group, whereas the American Kennel Club uses the Herding Group for herding and the Working Group for livestock guardian dogs. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale classifies herding dogs in its Group 1, section 1 and livestock guardian dogs in Group 2, section 2.2.
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