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
  • Canaan Dog
  • Cardigan Welsh Corgi
  • Collie
  • Entlebucher Mountain Dog
  • Finnish Lapphund
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Great Swiss Mountain Dog
  • Icelandic Sheepdog
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Miniature American Shepherd
  • Mudi
  • Norwegian Buhund
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog
  • Puli
  • Pumi
  • Pyrenean Shepherd
  • Rottweiler
  • Samoyed
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Spanish Water Dog
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Swedish Vallhund

Foundation Stock Service Breeds*

  • Appenzeller Sennenhunde
  • Bohemian Shepherd
  • Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Czechoslovakian Vlcaks
  • Danish – Swedish Farmdog
  • Dutch Shepherd
  • Lancashire Heeler
  • Lapponian Herder
  • Miniature American Shepherd
  • Portuguese Sheepdog
  • Schapendoes
  • Slovensky Cuvac
  • Swedish Lapphund
  • Working Kelpie

* May compete for suffix titles only

  • Dogs of these breeds recorded with the Purebred Alternative Listing Program/Indefinite Listing Privilege (PAL/ILP) or dogs with Conditional registration are eligible to participate.
  • Spayed and neutered dogs are eligible to participate.
  • Bitches in season are eligible to participate.
  • Dogs with Limited Registration are eligible to participate.

For all information regarding eligibility, please refer to Chapter 1 Section 3 of the AKC Herding Regulations.

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  1. I heard about your club from a person at the dog park who owns a Welsh Corgi. We own cattle and even though our 15 lb Australian Shepherd/Poodle mix is probably too small for cattle, we would love allow her to express her natural herding instincts.
    Is your club restricted to purebreds only or do you have some mixed as well?

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