The working dogs, used as guard dogs, search and rescue dogs, and|
many other chores, have proved themselves immensely valuable to mankind over the
centuries, hauling carts, guarding livestock and families, life saving in cold waters and
deep snow avalanches being but a few chores so easily handled. Many generations of
selective breeding, have produced these dogs collectively known as the rugged
working breeds. See the many pages of working dogs below.