Goggie ob teh Week: Royal Herder

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Did you know that the Belgian Laekenois originated as a dog for herding sheep at the Royal Castle of Laeken?

Goggie ob teh Week: Old Breed

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Dogs resembling the Finnish Lapphund are believed to have existed as far back as 7,000 years ago.

Goggie ob teh Week: Herding Team

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In Hungary the puli has an important teammate, the similar but larger komondor, and together they were essential for shepherds to herd and protect their livestock. The puli usually acts as the main herder, but will alert the komondor of predators by barking so that he can scare or even fight them off.

Goggie ob teh Week: Hungarian Herders

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The Puli is an ancient sheepdog, from Hungary, introduced by the migration of the Magyars from Central Asia more than one-thousand-years ago. Nomadic shepherds of the Hungarian plains valued these herding dogs, paying as much as a year's salary for a Puli.

Goggie ob teh Week: Tennis Anyone?

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Australian Kelpies, like many sheepdogs, were imported to Australia during the latter half of the 19th century.

Goggie ob teh Week: Precious Puppy

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The Lancashire Heeler has humble origins in England as a general purpose farm dog, capable of both ratting and herding cattle.