Working Dogs: Pick a Perfect Pooch for Your Pastures

A working dog might make a great addition to your homestead. Herding dogs, livestock-guardian breeds, and vermin-control dogs such as Jack Russell terriers all have their special place on a well-run farm or ranch.



Illustration of a man walking his sheep dog on a farm
Herding breeds, such as the Border Collie, are intelligent, driven and energetic. They thrive when kept busy.
Illustration By Elayne Sears
Illustration of a Great Pyrenees protecting livestock from predators
Livestock guardians, such as the Great Pyrenees, instinctively protect livestock, including poultry flocks.
Illustration By Elayne Sears
Terrier holding possum in mouth
Terriers can keep your homestead free of opossums, groundhogs, foxes and more.
Illustration By Elayne Sears











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