Herding dogs have long been important in livestock industries throughout the world. Today there is also an increased interest in herding on the part of individuals who are not involved in the livestock industry, but who are interested in working with their dogs and helping preserve the talents and abilities of the herding breeds. Competitive herding trials have been increasing in number and variety.
Stockdogs must cooperate with the handler, yet use their own initiative and judgment. They must be able to work with gentleness, yet show strength in facing up to a stubborn animal.
This page has been put together in an effort to provide information and leads for those interested in learning about herding and the herding breeds.