The Herding Group is a dog breed group consisting of dog breeds that were trained and specifically bred for herding other animals. All dog breeds within the Herding Group have an instinct to control the movement of other animals and the instinct is so strong they may at times try to herd their owners. The breeds were bred to gather, herd, and protect farm livestock. Other characteristics of dog breeds within the Herding Group include intelligence, companionship, and easy trainability. Dog breeds within the Herding Group include the German Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog, Belgian Malinois, Border Collie, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.