Dog Breed Categories
Herding Dog : Hound : Non-Sporting Dog : Sporting Dog : Terrier : Toy Dog : Working Dog
Working dogs are one of the seven dog breed categories. Throughout history, working dogs have provided an invaluable service to man by protecting, rescuing, and even providing transportation, and is very likely the etymology of the phrase, "to work like a dog"
Working dogs are typically large and well built, yet intelligent. Even well trained dogs in this category can be quite a handful for any owner - they can be difficult to keep inside, and difficult to walk since most of them can easily pull the average adult man. Since they are no longer typically used for physical work, they need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them in line.
Working Dog Breeds
Some Famous Working Dogs
For more famous dogs, see Presidential pets.