Roger Caras once said, “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” For all of us we love our dogs unconditionally. And treat them with kindness and love you will have a loving loyal dog for life!
You may not realize that your dog is also incredibly had workers. In fact, lots of dogs were bred for that purpose solely. Modern modern working dogs just love their jobs. They love to relax and snuggle with their people, but nothing makes them feel happier or more useful than an honest day’s work!
Below you will see a few of our favorite doggy professions!
1. Sled Teamster
In earlier times one of the first jobs for a dog, was to pull a sled. Today, their descendants are huskies and malamutes, some of whom still pull sleds!
2. Temple Guardian
When you see a Lhasa apso, you probably don’t thinks what a great guard dog, but looks are deceiving. They were first raised to guard Buddhist monasteries in Tibet! They would guard the interiors and partnered up with more intimidating Tibetan mastiffs who guarded the outside.
Pit Bulls don’t deserve the bad reputation they have been given, for they are excellent baby sitters. Back in the Victorian times, families left their babies and toddlers under the care of pit bulls or gentle giants like Newfoundlands. These dogs were known for being incredibly loving, affectionate caretakers to their small charges.
4. Alpine Rescuer
The Saint Bernard usually had little barrels around their next because their huge, strong pooches were rescue dogs working to free people trapped by avalanches and other mountain disasters. The barrels had brandy, to help revive and warm people suffering from hypothermia.
5. Sheep Herder
Dogs with the shepherd instinct will try herd you away from the road when you go on a walk. Herding is an ancient job for dogs, dating back to the very first human farmers who kept cattle, sheep, or goats. English sheepdog is a perfect example of the breed.
6. Officer Of The Law
The German shepherds and Belgian Malinois are two breeds that are known for their work in the military and law enforcement. The are excellent in tracking the crooks, sniffing out bombs and finding drugs lords.
The Newfoundland, or “Newfie” for short, love to splay on the beach and in the water. Along with Labradors, poodles and all other water dogs. There waterproof fur and are great for catch food and their webbed feet to pull in the heavy nets.
8. Gourmet Forager
We know dogs are much nosier than people! They can smell just about anything, up to and including a key ingredient at many five-star restaurants: truffles. The Italian pooch Lagotto Romagnolo is bred from an early age to track down the earthy scent of the coveted truffle fungus, which can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Is your pouch career oriented? Share with your friends and see if they have a workaholic dog!