7 Best Farm Dog Breeds

German Shepherd

Highly trainable and extremely intelligent, the German Shepherd is perhaps the ideal candidate for farm work. Their physical capabilities – strength, stamina and agility.

Border Collie

Border Collies are renowned for their intelligence – and it is not uncommon to see that in evidence when they work on a farm.


Although perhaps not traditionally regarded as a farm dog, the unique hunting characteristics of the Dachshund can be a valuable asset when it comes to removing vermin.

Great Pyrenees

Underneath the calm and gentle exterior of the Great Pyrenees lies a fierce, dedicated protector. Their imposing presence and fierce bark is enough.

Airedale Terrier

Airedales are a combination of several different breeds, including the Otterhound, and now-extinct breeds like the English Black and Tan Terrier.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Small in stature, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the most capable and popular herding breeds. Their diminutive size and agile movement.

Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD), also known as Blue or Red Heelers, has played a pivotal role in herding beef cattle across Australian ranches.

Bernese Mountain Dog

While the Bernese Mountain Dog is not classed as a herding breed (they are designated in the AKC’s Working Group), their size can be a huge benefit for farmers.