How do dogs help shepherds
take care of their sheep?

Dogs -- Friends or Foes?

There are two types of sheep dogs:
Herding dogs and Guardian dogs.

Border Collie working sheep

Photo courtesy of Trial and Error Acres

Herding dogs are used to manage sheep.
They are also called stockdogs or working dogs.

Click HERE to learn about HERDING DOGS.

Guard dog
Guard Dog on duty in Scott County, Virginia

Guardian dogs are used to protect sheep from
predators, such as coyotes and domestic dogs.

Click HERE to learn about GUARDIAN DOGS.

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