Eligible Breeds AKC

Effective January 1, 2011 all dogs 6 months of age or older from the following breeds are eligible to participate in Herding Instinct Tests. AKC Recognized Breeds Australian Cattle Dog Australian Shepherd Bearded Collie Beauceron Belgian Laekenois Belgian Malinois Belgian Sheepdog Belgian Tervuren Bergamasco Berger Picard Bernese Mountain Dog Boerboel Border Collie Bouviers des Flandres Boxers Briard …

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Getting Started

The purpose of noncompetitive herding tests is to offer herding breed owners a standardized gauge by which a dog’s basic instinct and trainability are measured. The purpose of the competitive herding trial program is to preserve and develop the herding skills inherent in the herding breeds and to demonstrate that they can perform the useful …

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