In Britain the Herding Group is included within the Working Group, however the US categorizes the herding breeds such as Border Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs into their own group. These dogs specialize in their ability to control the movement of other animals, such as cattle and sheep. A good example is the short-legged Corgi (approximately 30cm tall), which is able to drive a herd of animals many times its own size, by leaping and nipping at their heels.
Many of the Herding Dogs are kept as household pets and never cross paths with a farm animal, however their natural instincts prompt these dogs to gently herd their owners or family. These intelligent dogs generally make excellent companions and are very responsive to training.