Herding Dog Breeds

The dog or domestic dog, sometimes known as a dog breed, is a domesticated ancestor of the gray wolf. It possesses several prominent physical features, the prominent of which is an almost upturned tail. The dog obtained from an extinct prehistoric wolf-like animal.


Today, the earliest ancestors of today’s dogs lived over one million years ago. Domesticated dogs separated from their wolves and survived the Ice-age. A migration from Asia to North America was later followed by a spread across Central America and into Mexico. Within two years, dogs spread all over the continent and at the same time to parts of South America and the Caribbean. Within a few more years, they had reached the Pacific Ocean.

Throughout the history of dog breeds, their size, breeds, and types have changed considerably, surviving and adapting to changing environments. Domesticated dogs developed into many different types, including small dog breeds, large dog breeds, medium dog breeds, and even toy dog breeds. Their adaptability and ability to adapt have helped them pass on to us today. Although dog breeds have developed different ways to adapt to specific environments like wild to urban, dog breeds have come up with different ways to adapt to domestic living, being as domestic as your home is.

One of the reasons why domestic dogs live longer is because they are more social than wild dogs. Wild dogs live apart from each other in order to avoid prey, while domestic dogs live within the same family unit, hence living with you and your family. Domestic dogs live longer lives when compared with their wild ancestors. They are social, love to play around, and can be trained easily. They are also great at looking after kids and are highly recommended for older kids.

The first domesticated dog was named the jackal, because it looked like a jackal, and because of its great hunting abilities, which made it a popular pet among the ancient Egyptians. Later on, the dog was named the coyote, because of its similar characteristics to a coyote, and because it was domesticated for another reason; it could help protect crops in the field. It has been said that the dog would chase away all kinds of rodents, including mice. Soon, farmers began using the canis Lupus familiaris, or the small canis Lupus familiaris, which literally means the “known dog.”

Throughout time, different dog breeds developed, until there were canines that were commonly used in dog fighting, as well as those used as herding dogs. These herding dog breeds were originally bred to pull sleds, helping farmers during winter. They have been known to tear down fences and barriers, as well as carry ostriches and other farm stock to their stables. From being herding dogs to herding, some breeds have developed the characteristics of both, while others have only one characteristic. However, regardless of their overall appearance, each breed of dog is still a herding dog.