Mankind as a whole has spent hundreds of years selectively breedings dogs, selecting traits that will prove the most beneficial to whatever job they are to work as.
For example, lap dogs meant to warm the laps of the rich (such as the Pug) needed to be small and happy to relax in the arms of its owner, while working dogs like the Australian Cattle Dog had to be intelligent, independent, and strong enough to carry out its duties.
While such selective breeding has led to numerous genetic health problems stemming from inbreeding (a problem that still exists among unscrupulous breeders), there’s no denying those genetics at work. Put into the right place, and hundreds of years of selective breeding will make itself known- just like in this German Shepherd pup, who has been trained to herd sheep!
Keeping a close eye on his charges, this smart pup easily leads his herd through busy streets and to the next grazing field, all without a shepherd nearby. Amazing!
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