There are three different varieties of Collie based primarily on coat appearance: Collie (Smooth and Rough), Border Collie and Bearded Collie. The Smooth and Rough Collie are considered by the AKC as varieties of the same breed and therefore are judged by the same standard with the exception of the coat. Considered to be one … Read more

Bearded Collie

The Bearded Collie is a descendant of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog which was brought to Scotland in 1514 by a Polish sea captain that traded his dogs with a Scottish shepherd. For centuries, it was used as a cattle and sheep herder. The Collie comes from the Scottish word "Colley" that means herding dog. This … Read more


The Beauceron dog breed originates and has been a known dog type for centuries in France and Western Europe, but to this day is still virtually unknown to the western world. Their history is long and believed to date back to 1578. Pierre Megnin founded the breed by distinguishing two sheepdog breeds with short and … Read more

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is named after the Belgian city of Malines. This dog is one of the four Belgian sheepdog breeds (the Malinois, the Laekenois, the Groenendael and the Tervuren). Those four breeds are considered, in most parts of the world, as the same breed, but have been recognized (except for the Laekenois) in America … Read more

Belgian Sheepdog

The Belgian Sheepdog, also known as the Groenendael or Belgian Shepherd dog, is one of the four Belgian Sheepdog breeds. In some parts of the world the four breeds (Groenendael, Laekenois, Malinois and Tervuren) are considered as the same breed, but the AKC recognized in 1959 the Groenendael, the Malinois and the Tervuren as separated … Read more

Border Collie

The Border Collie comes from Northumberland in Scotland. The breed is a descendant from spaniel and some old British driving breeds. This is an outstanding herder and excels in agility. Considered as the most trainable of all breeds, the Border Collie is also used as a bomb and drug detector, a police worker, for search … Read more

Bouvier Des Flandres

The Bouvier des Flandres is not a breed that can be put aside until the mood strikes to play with it. It needs daily exercise and daily interaction, and a lot of both. It loves the chance to herd, but its requirements can also be met with a good jog, a very long walk or … Read more


The Briard is a very ancient breed. Famous people like Charlemagne, Lafayette, Napoleon and Thomas Jefferson all owned Briards. This old guardian and herder of sheep was used by the French Army as a messenger, a sentry and to search for injured soldiers. In 1863, after the Paris dog show, the breed became more and … Read more

Bernese Mountain Dog

Also called Berner Sennenhund or Bouvier Bernois, the origin of the Bernese Mountain Dog breed is not well documented, but many believe they are descendent of the molossus war dogs, a mastiff type dogs brought to Switzerland over 2,000 years ago by the Romans legions. They were bred in the canton of Berne as a … Read more

Australian Cattle Dog

Developed by pioneer settlers in Australia during the 19th century, the Australian Cattle is a robust working dog needed on large ranches in the outback. Known as the Heeler due to its herding skill of snapping and biting cattle heels, the Australian Cattle Dog is well-muscled, powerful, yet very agile dogs who can cover large … Read more