herding dog

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Some of the Australian Cattle Dog's talents include retrieving, herding, guarding, agility, competitive obedience, and performing tricks.