Top Dogs for Rural Homes

Intelligent, friendly, and energetic. Excellent rural companions and farm helpers.

Labrador Retriever

Smart herding dogs that thrive in rural settings with space to run and play.

Australian Shepherd 

Skilled herders bred to work with livestock. Require ample exercise.  

Border Collie

Affectionate working dogs that love cold weather and open spaces.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Loyal, trainable herders. Need daily exercise and stimulation.


Hardy, energetic pull dogs able to withstand very cold climates.  

Siberian Husky

Protective livestock guardian dogs who serve as nocturnal watchdogs.

Great Pyrenees

Top Dog Breeds for New Pet Owners