Resources - Herding

Belgian Web Sites:

Belgian Sheepdog Club of America: http://bsca.info/

Belgian Sheepdog Rescue Trust: http://www.bscarescue.com

Working dogs (mostly but not all protection work): http://www.working-dog.eu

Herding rankings Belgians: http://www.belgiansdusoleil.com/Groen_2012_herd_stats.htm

Belgian Sheepdog pedigree site: http://www.alfirin.net/cdl/search.html

Belgian Pedigree site (all flavors): http://pedigrees.bergerbelge.org/

Epilepsy data base: http://www.belgian-epilepsy.dk/

History page (mostly conformation and protection): http://www.facebook.com/groups/122615814498769/

Obsidian Belgians: http://www.obsidianbelgians.com

De La Fusee kennels: http://www.delafuseebelgians.com/index.html

Epix kennels (Julie Cantrell): http://epixbsd.com

Reverie kennels (Jill Miller):
http://reveriebelgns.com

Hebrion’s working Groenendaels: http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=frenchring;id=1;url=http%3A%2F%2Fhebiron%2Ecom%2F

Bonntyme kennel (Bonnie Leonard): http://www.bonntyme.com

Volant kennel: http://www.volantbelgians.com

Magic Kennels (Debby Courtier): http://www.holapetinn.com/about-magic-belgians.html

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: http://stockdogsavvy.wordpress.com/

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.

http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/research/canine/projects/mdr1/ 
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.
 
http://www.pnas.org/cgi/reprint/101/32/11725
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:  http://cn.chiens.troupeaux.free.fr/chteuropefci08/

With a Berger Belge Malinois (the of the contest): http://cn.chiens.troupeaux.free.fr/chteuropefci08/diapo/Cuba_von_Dorlatos/index.html

Cuba is also champion of recue, obediance and so on… http://www.working-dog.eu/dogs-details/78331/Cuba-von-Dorlatos
 
The results (and a report) of the championship are here:
For 2008: http://cn.chiens.troupeaux.free.fr/cht_08/index.html
For 2007: http://cn.chiens.troupeaux.free.fr/cht_07/index.html
For 2006: http://cn.chiens.troupeaux.free.fr/cht_06/index.html

All French championships: http://cn.chiens.troupeaux.free.fr/cun_championnats/
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
http://www.hund.ch/rasse/appenzelleruk.htm
 
Australian Cattle Dog
http://www.cattledog.com/misc/history.html

Australian Kelpie
http://www.kelpiesinc.com
 
Australian Shepherd
http://www.lasrocosa.com/aussiehistory.html
http://www.australian-shepherd-lovers.com/history-aussie-shepherd.html

Basque Shepherd (Berger des Pyrénées)
http://www.pyrs.net/pyrsheps_his.html
(in French) http://www.la-vie-pastorale.com/content.html

Bearded Collie
http://www.beardie.net/hobo/description/bearded_collie_history/index.html
 
Beauceron
http://www.beaucerons.net/history.htm
http://www.aboutbeaucerons.com/history.htm
http://beauce.pageweb.com/page3.html

Bergamasco
Videos of a bergamasco herding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WTCpbPVyhI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZgMYSncul8
 
Berger Picard
http://www.windsorlakepicards.com/Picards.html
 
Bernese Mountain Dog

Black Mouth Cur
http://www.blackmouthcur.com/History.htm

Border Collie
http://www.gis.net/~shepdog/BC_Museum/index.html

Bouvier de Ardennes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU61gm_xCPc   (in French)
http://www.club-bouvier-des-flandres.net/bouvier-des-ardennes.php (in French)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnvk-24JqKM&feature=plcp

Bouvier des Flandres
http://www.scbdfc.com/breed/default.html
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbg6so_dream-du-clos-de-la-luette-bouvier_animals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0pUNtcUy9M

Canaan Dog
http://www.itb.it/canaan/icdca/History/breed.htm

Cardigan Welsh Corgi
http://www.cardigancorgis.com/history.asp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppfh9-qtys0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFnc3Uklj6I

Catahoula Leopard Dog
http://www.catahoulas.us/cathis.html
http://www.bulldoginformation.com/catahoula-leopard.html

Catalonian Sheepdog
http://www.cataloniansheepdog.com/

Collie
http://www.oldtimefarmshepherd.org/historic-collie-articles/golden-age-1861-1900/early-history-of-american-collies/
http://www.collienet.com/smoothcol.htm

Dutch Sheepdog or Dutch Sheep-poodle (different from the Dutch Shepherd);
http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com/schapendoes.htm
http://www.schapendoes.nl/ (also dutch)

Dutch Shepherd
http://www.sevenpineskennel.com/dutch_shepherd_history.htm

English Shepherd
http://www.nesr.info/es/

Entlebucher Sennenhund
http://www.entlebucher.org

Finnish Lapphund:
http://www.finnishlapphund.ca/content/history-finnish-lapphund-breed

German Shepherd Dog
http://www.german-shepherdherding.com
www.nsgsdc.com/breedhistory.shtml

Old German Shepherds
http://www.vieh-ev.de/Rassen/Hunde/huetehund.html
http://huetefuchs.de/

Giant Schnauzer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAfThkJXzxI
http://azzumagiantschnauzers.com/HTML/history.html
http://www.max-the-schnauzer.com/schnauzer-history.html

Icelandic Sheepdog
http://www.icelanddog.org

McNab
http://www.flyballdogs.com/personal/mcnab.html

Miniature Australian Shepherd (North American Shepherd)
http://www.sandycreekaussies.com/thebreed/index.html

Mudi
http://www.bestmudi.estranky.cz/clanky/mudi/the-history-of-the-mudi
http://www.mudi.us

Norwegian Buhund
http://www.freewebs.com/sdnbc/index.htm

Old English Sheepdog
http://www.barkbytes.com/history/oldeng.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4YWCjR6mXg

Picardy Shepherd (see Berger Picard)

Polish Lowland Sheepdog/Polish Owczarek Nizinny(PON)
http://www.polishsheepdog.com/2005ponStandard.htm

Puli
http://www.hungarianpuli.com.au/breedhistory.html
http://www.puliclub.org/JECPuliHistory.pdf

Pumi
http://www.thebreedsofdogs.com/PUMI.htm
http://home.swipnet.se/~w-59012/pumi3.html

Pyrenean Shepherd (see Basque Shepherd)

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
http://www.pembrokecorgi.org/art_history_ssh.html
http://www.jimanie.com/Corgihistory.html
http://www.pwccwr.org/pembrokehistory.html

Rottweiler
http://www.donnerbergrottweilers.com/rottweiler-history.html

Samoyed
http://www.samoyed.org/samoyede_people.html
http://ows.samoyed.org/herding.html

Shetland Sheepdog
http://sheltiehomepage.mcf.com/herdingwithshelties.html

Shiloh Shepherd
http://www.shilohshepherds.info/siteMap2005HistoryShilohShepherd.htm

Standard Schnauzer
http://www.korppret.com/history.htm
http://www.vonrose.com/SSHist.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9yPxAKvlWI

Swedish Vallhund
http://greymantle.webs.com/swedishvallhundhistory.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFlrYfNk8Q

Welsh Sheepdog
http://www.welshsheepdogsociety.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8FzWujRMMA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52dTmRkui2E

White Shepherd
http://www.awsaclub.com/breedinfo.htm

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: 

Chinook:
http://www.chinookclubofamerica.org/chinook-dog-standard.htm

Doberman Pinscher:
http://dpca.org/breed/breed_history.htm

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog:
http://www.shadetreegreaterswiss.com/history.htm

Keeshond:
http://www.wundrykees.freeservers.com/about.html

Kerry Blue Terrier:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuuJzBNgkMk

Poodle:
http://www.poodlehistory.org

Schipperke:
http://www.shalako.com/history.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV16zOdPJ0M

Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier:
http://www.scwtca.org/index.htm

 

 

 

 
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