Sheepdogs

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Akbash: Turkish in origin, the Akbash is used in the United States. Its ancestors are said to include the Komondor, the Kuvasz and the Tatra Shepherd Dog. It grows to 28-34 inches (71-86cm), weighing in at 88-110¼ lbs (40-50kg), with thick white coat.

Berger de la Crau (France):A well known sheepdog among those that move their livestock in the Alps with the changing of the seasons. A French-style Border Collie that has everything but official recognition.

Himalayan Sheepdog (India): A breed of unknown provenance that measures 20-26 inches (51-66cm) and weighs 50¾-90½ lbs (23-41kg). It has a thick, harsh coat of varied colours.

New Zealand Huntaway: A black and tan sheepdog measuring 20-24 inches (51-61cm) and weighing 39½-66¼ lbs (18-30kg), with semi-prick ears, short hair and thick, feathered tail.

Lancashire Heeler (Ormskirk Terrier): Cross between the Welsh Corgi and the Manchester Terrier, this short-legged, long-bodied British dog measures 10-12 inches (25-30cm) and weighs 7¾-15½ lbs (3.5-7kg). Its coat of short hair is coloured black and tan. A herder that snaps at the heels of cattle, but also used to catch rats or rabbits. A provisional standard was published in 1986. Rare outside the United Kingdom.

Miniature Australian Shepherd (United States): A miniature copy of the Australian Shepherd, this breed measuring 13-18 inches (33-46cm) and weighing 15½-29¾ lbs (7-13.5kg) has medium-length hair in various colours. It has made the transition to companion dog.

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