Tag Archive: sheepdog

Westerwald Cowdog

Westerwald Cowdog Also known as: Westerwälder Kuhhunde, Siegerländer Height at shoulder: 18 – 22 inches (45–55 cm) Weight: 40–70 pounds (18–32 kg) Coat: Dense, medium length, medium to harsh texture Color:  Sable, black overlay with or without… Continue reading

Texas Heeler

Texas Heeler Place of Origin: United States – Southwest Height at shoulder: 17 to 22 inches (44 – 56 cm). Weight: 21 to 55 pounds (9.5 – 25 kg). Coat Type: Short smooth to medium… Continue reading

Schnauzers (Giant, Standard and Miniature)

Schnauzer  Origin: Germany Height at shoulder: See individual breed descriptions Weight: See individual breed descriptions Coat: Hard, wiry, dense outer coat with short furnishings; mustache, beard, and pronounced brow Color: Solid black or… Continue reading


Schapendoes Also known as: Dutch Sheep Dog, Sheep Poodle Origin: Netherlands Height at shoulder: 16–20 inches (40–50 cm) Weight: 33 pounds (15 kg) (no range?) Coat: Long, thick, slightly wavy; inclined to stand… Continue reading


Sennenhunds (Appenzeller, Bernese Mountain Dog, Entlebucher, and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog) Also known as: Swiss Mountain Dogs, Swiss Mountain Cattle Dogs Origin: Switzerland Breed description: See individual descriptions Color: Jet black with bright reddish… Continue reading

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Also known as: Polski Owczarek Nizinny (PON) Origin:Poland Height at shoulder: 16–20 inches (41–51 cm) Weight: 30–50 pounds (14–23 kg) Coat: Long, thick, shaggy (straight to slightly wavy); covers eyes Color:… Continue reading

Patagonian Sheepdogs

Patagonian Sheepdog  Also known as: Barbucho, Barbucho Patagonico or Perro ovejero Barbucho   Origin: Argentina and Chile Height at shoulder: 16–24 inches (41–61 cm) Weight: 21–90 pounds (9.5–41 kg)  Coat: Medium length, varied texture Color: Solid or… Continue reading

Croatian Sheepdog

Croatian Sheepdog Also known as: Hrvatski Ovčar Origin: Croatia Height at shoulder: 15.7–19.7  inches (40–50 cm) Weight: 29–40 pounds (10–18 kg) Coat: Medium long, curly, short on head and legs with slight feathering… Continue reading


Alpenhütehund Also known as: Alpine Shepherd, Alpie, Alpine Header Dog Origin: Alpine region of Germany Height at shoulder: 14–18 inches (37–47 cm) Weight: 13–40 pounds (6–18 kg) Coat: Short, medium, or long; medium… Continue reading

Ovelheiro Gaúcho

 Ovelheiro Gaúcho Also known as: Gaucho Shepherd, Origin: Southern Brazil Height at shoulder: 21–25 inches (55–65 cm) Weight: 50–70 pounds (23–32 kg) Coat: Medium length and texture Color: All colors with or without… Continue reading


Mudi Also known as: Hungarian Mudi, Canis Ovilis Fenyesi Origin: Hungary Height at shoulder: 15–20 inches (38–51 cm) Weight: 18–35 pounds (8–16 kg) Coat: Moderate length, dense, very wavy to slightly curled Color:… Continue reading

Altdeutscher Hütehunde

Since Old German Shepherds have been bred for function over form, they vary greatly in appearance. Moderate-length-shaggy Schafpudels, also known as German Sheep Poodles, have natural hanging ears and resemble Polish Lowland Sheepdogs. This type… Continue reading

Corgi (Cardigan and Pembroke)

Corgi (Cardigan and Pembroke) Also known as: Welsh Corgi Origin: Wales Breed description: See individual descriptions Coat: Medium short, straight, close fitting, slightly harsh but not wiry Cardigan Corgi Height at shoulder: 10–12… Continue reading

The Collie

Collie (Rough and Smooth) Also known as: Scotch Collie Origin: Great Britain Height at shoulder: 22–26 inches (56–66 cm) Weight: 55–80 pounds (25–36 kg) Coat: Rough — long and profuse; Smooth — short… Continue reading