Working Dogs for Special Jobs

From herding livestock to assisting people with disabilities, these dogs earn their keep as working dogs.



Komondors are livestock guardian dogs which means they bond with sheep, goats, or other livestock and protect them from coyotes and other predators.
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The border collie is the top dog in the herding dog category, because it uses sharp eyes and agility, rather than nipping, to move herds.
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Terriers are outstanding at controlling vermin and can range in size from large Airedales to smaller Jack Russell terriers.
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Golden retrievers are assistance dogs, also called service dogs, and can help people with disabilities.
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The vizsla is a hunting dog that works with human hunters.
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