Tag Archive: sheepdog

Herding Dogs in the British Isles

It is generally believed that the development of British herding dogs is tied closely to the historical migration of the group of Indo-European tribes referred to collectively as the Celts—who, according to DNA… Continue reading

Old English Sheepdog

 Old English Sheepdog Also known as: Bobtail, Sussex Sheepdogs, Shags or Shaggys Origin:Great Britain Height at shoulder: 20–23 (50.80–58.42 cm) Weight: 60–100 pounds (27–45 kg) Coat: Profuse, long, shaggy; covers face Color: Shades… Continue reading

Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie Also known as: Beardie, Highland Collie, Old Welsh Grey, Mountain Sheepdog Origin: British Isles Height at shoulder: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm) Weight: 40–60 pounds (18–27 kg) Coat: Long, shaggy, straight to… Continue reading

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd Also known as: Aussie Origin: Western United States Height at shoulder: 18–23 inches (46–58 cm) Weight: 35–70 pounds (16–32 kg) Coat: Moderate length, medium texture Color: Black or red, solid or… Continue reading

Cowdogs from Down Under

Australian Cattle Dog Also known as: ACD, Blue Heeler, Queensland Heeler Origin: Australia Height at shoulder: 17–20 inches (44–30 cm) Weight: 35–50 pounds (9.5–23 kg) Coat: Short, smooth, tight fitting, hard Color: Blue… Continue reading


Rottweiler Origin: Germany Height at shoulder: 23–27 inches (58–69 cm) Weight: 80–120 pounds (36–54 kg) Coat: Short, thick, coarse coat Color: Black and tan Ears: Short, folded over Tail: Docked To learn about… Continue reading


Smithfield Also known as: Smithy, Tasmanian Smithfield, Origin: Australia / Tasmania Height at shoulder: 18–21 inches (46–53 cm) Weight: 35–55 pounds (16–25 kg) Coat: Medium length, shaggy (doesn’t cover eyes), coarse Color: Predominately… Continue reading

Azores Cattle Dog

Azores Cattle Dog Also known as: Fila De Sao Miguel Origin: Portugal Height at shoulder: 18–24 inches (47–61 cm) Weight: 44–90 pounds (20–41 kg) Coat: Short, smooth, dense, strong textured Color: Brindle, fawn,… Continue reading

German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dog Also known as: Alsatian, GSD, German Shepherd, Deutsche Schaferhund Origin: Germany Height at shoulder: 22–26 inches (56–66 cm) Weight: 60–140 pounds (27–63.5 kg) Coat: Dense, close-fitting (straight to slightly wavy)… Continue reading


Bergamasco Also known as: Cane da Pastore Bergamasco, Bergamaschi, Bergamese Shepherd Origin: Italian Alps Height at shoulder: 22–25 inches (56–63.5 cm) Weight: 60–85 pounds (27–38.5 kg) Coat: Long, thick, curly coat that flocks… Continue reading

Carea Leonés

Also known as: Perro de Pastor (Carea), El Pastor Leonés, Carea de Tierra de Campos, El Perro Leonés de Pastor, Origin: Spain Height at shoulder: 17–23 inches (44–58 cm) ‘ Weight: 30–70 pounds… Continue reading


Pumi Also known as: Hungarian Pumi, Hungarian Herding Terrier Origin: Hungary Height at shoulder: 13–19 inches (33–48 cm) Weight: 18–33 pounds (8–15 kg) Coat: Thick wavy/curly coat that forms tufts or locks, not… Continue reading

Australian Koolie

Australian Koolie (Coolie) Also known as: German Koolie, German Coolie, German Collie Origin: Australia Height at shoulder: 17–22 inches (43–56 cm) Weight: 28–48 pounds (13–22 kg) Coat: Short and smooth to medium Color:… Continue reading

Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog Also known as: Sheltie or Toonie Origin: Great Britain/Shetland Islands Height at shoulder: 13–16 inches (33–41 cm) Weight: 20–25 pounds (9–11 kg) Coat: Long, straight, harsh; appears to stand off from… Continue reading