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Working dogs and working breeds of dog can and are kept as family pets and companions as commonly as breeds of toy or show dogs, Breeds of working dog have an inbred specialist skill or instinct that is of benefit to their human masters.

Most families have at some time kept a family dog as a pet, many of these are breeds of working dog. To many their working dog is not only their means of independence but their best friend and constant companion.

Working dogs are kept in all kinds of homes across the country, their working enviroment depending on the individual dogs duties.

The phrase working dog is the breed of dogs natural strong points being encouraged and made use of by their human masters. Historically eg dogs used to mind or drive animals, hunting dogs, retrieving dogs, dogs with good scenting ability and guard dogs. Over recent years as guide dogs (for the blind and also the deaf) and even more recently for their ability to foretell medical conditions such as epilepsy, dogs truly are mans best freind.

These inbred strengths are now often used in purely recreational sports and pastimes to be shared with our family pet; Agility (206), Fly-Ball (208), Obedience (211) Hound Trailing (210), Drag hunting (220) and Racing (209/210/216).

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