Dogs that were originally bred to herd sheep, cattle and other livestock. Collies, German Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, Bouviar des Flandres, Corgis and others belong to the herding group.
The Herding Group, created in 1983, is the newest AKC classification; its members were formerly members of the Working Group. All breeds share the fabulous ability to control the movement of other animals. A remarkable example is the low-set Corgi, perhaps one foot tall at the shoulders, that can drive a herd of cows many times is size by leaping and nipping at their heels.