Resources - Herding

Belgian Web Sites:

Belgian Sheepdog Club of America:

Belgian Sheepdog Rescue Trust:

Working dogs (mostly but not all protection work):

Herding rankings Belgians:

Belgian Sheepdog pedigree site:

Belgian Pedigree site (all flavors):

Epilepsy data base:

History page (mostly conformation and protection):

Obsidian Belgians:

De La Fusee kennels:

Epix kennels (Julie Cantrell):

Reverie kennels (Jill Miller):

Hebrion’s working Groenendaels:;id=1;url=http%3A%2F%2Fhebiron%2Ecom%2F

Bonntyme kennel (Bonnie Leonard):

Volant kennel:

Magic Kennels (Debby Courtier):

Herding Breeds:
The following web pages may help in understanding the historical use and function of the various dogs. Excellent information on breeds of herding dogs and livestock:

Herding on the Web:
Another excellent site with all kinds of information and breed references by fellow herder Linda Rorem. I've tried to avoid too much overlap. 
Research & information on breeds that have the "ivermectin sensitivity" gene.  All of these dogs have some ancestry tracing back to a British "collie" in the 1890s or so. Interesting research on the relationships of Aussies, ACDs, Beardies, Collies, Border Collies, English Shepherds & others.
Article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science on the history & relationships of those breeds with the mdr1 gene. INCLUDES A FAMILY TREE.
French Herding:
In France there are 3 levels. The first one (Niveau I) is for "non professional users" (non breeders). Two results with more than 75% (Excellent) with two different Judges give rights to enter the second level. Second one (Niveau II) (breeders enter this level directly) two results with more than 75% (Excellent) with two different judges are necessary to obtain the "BREVET" (license). With this "Brevet", the individual can enter in the third level (Niveau III). Third level is the selective access to the French "championship".
Here are the French qualifying statistics from 2005 and 2006.This page has the trial results with the names of the owners.

"European FCI traditionnal" championship:

With a Berger Belge Malinois (the of the contest):

Cuba is also champion of recue, obediance and so on…
The results (and a report) of the championship are here:
For 2008:
For 2007:
For 2006:

All French championships:
And all results (php/mysql) are here: (enter as a guest - "Connexion comme invité") in "Listing_result (Invité)" you'll get all results till 2005; change language to English: go to advance search: "Race" contains "Berger Belge GROEN" 2 Gronendael and one T BB Malinois" ("T" as "Type" because unknown origine).
Individual Breed Pages:
Appenzeller Sennenhund
Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Kelpie
Australian Shepherd

Basque Shepherd (Berger des Pyrénées)
(in French)

Bearded Collie

Videos of a bergamasco herding:
Berger Picard
Bernese Mountain Dog

Black Mouth Cur

Border Collie

Bouvier de Ardennes   (in French) (in French)

Bouvier des Flandres

Canaan Dog

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Catalonian Sheepdog


Dutch Sheepdog or Dutch Sheep-poodle (different from the Dutch Shepherd); (also dutch)

Dutch Shepherd

English Shepherd

Entlebucher Sennenhund

Finnish Lapphund:

German Shepherd Dog

Old German Shepherds

Giant Schnauzer

Icelandic Sheepdog


Miniature Australian Shepherd (North American Shepherd)


Norwegian Buhund

Old English Sheepdog

Picardy Shepherd (see Berger Picard)

Polish Lowland Sheepdog/Polish Owczarek Nizinny(PON)



Pyrenean Shepherd (see Basque Shepherd)

Pembroke Welsh Corgi



Shetland Sheepdog

Shiloh Shepherd

Standard Schnauzer

Swedish Vallhund

Welsh Sheepdog

White Shepherd

Breeds with some herding background (In herding breeds, herding is at least part of the criteria in selection of the dogs, either historically or currently or both. In the list of breeds below, ancestry can be traced to a herding breed(s) but selection has not been based on any herding criteria):

Black Russian Terrier: 


Doberman Pinscher:

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog:


Kerry Blue Terrier:



Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier:




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