Top Ten Dogs in the Working Group of Dogs

How Dogs from the Working Group are Used
Dog breeds that are members of the Working Group of dogs include the small
Welsh Corgi, which stands only a foot tall, to the towering Great Dane, which is
about 2 and a half times that height.

The top ten listed dogs from the working group are well-renowned for their ability to
assist humans in the following areas:

-- Search and rescue work
-- Therapy and guide dog work
-- Herding
    -- Sled pulling
-- Police and military work
-- Guard duty


The Top Ten Dogs
Number One: The Welsh Corgi - The shortest and smallest of the working dog breeds, the Welsh Corgi is a herding dog that is represented by two types of Corgis, or the Pembroke and Cardigan. While the Pembroke's tail is usually docked, the Cardigan's tail is long. Both the dogs possess short and thick coats, which can be colored brindle, black, tawny, red, or black and white.

Number Two: The Alaskan Malamute - The Alaskan Malamute is an energetic sled dog as well as affectionate companion. Known for his endurance and power in northern climes, the Alaskan Malamute is a dependable and willing worker.

Number Three: The Siberian Husky - Along with the Alaskan Malamute, the Siberian Husky is able to withstand sub-zero weather, exhibiting his amazing ability to travel long distances as part of a sled dog team. Like the Alaskan Malamute, the Siberian Husky is a hardy, cold-weather dog.

Number Four: The German Shepherd - You just can't compile any working dog list without including the German Shepherd. This able guard dog as well as emotional support animal, is also used to sniff for clues in crime scene investigations, assist the handicapped and disabled, guard businesses, and help in search and rescue operations.

Number Five: The Great Dane - The Great Dane is indeed an imposing canine, given that he stands about 30 inches at the shoulder. Therefore, he has proven to be a good guard dog as well.

Number Six: The Saint Bernard - The Saint Bernard has been and is currently used in mountainous areas for search and rescue work. The dog has been known, historically, to play a major role in saving people from avalanches, especially in the Swiss and Italian Alps.

Number Seven: The Collie - The Collie is noted for his ability to herd cattle and sheep. A good family dog, he is well-suited to life working on a ranch.

Number Eight: The Doberman Pinscher - Standing about two feet or a little over in height, this clean-cut, sleek-looking canine is generally colored black with red or tan markings. You can also find some Dobermans in chocolate or blue. The Doberman mainly works as a guard dog for businesses or institutions.

Number Nine: The Rottweiler - Standing about the same height as the Doberman, the Rottweiler is a fearless guardian, especially well-suited to guard dog work at companies and factories.

Number Ten: The Belgian Sheepdog - An elegant looking animal, the Belgian Sheepdog not only has been used for herding cattle, but was also a renowned message carrier during the Second World War. The dog was also used on the battlefield to pull machine guns and armament. The Belgian Sheepdog, today, is used in a variety of jobs, including search and rescue work and as a guide or therapy dog. The dog's coat generally is black or black with white markings.