Cardigan Welsh Corgis are the one and only anti-herder....
Most herding dogs are trained to keep the herd animals in. Cardigan Welsh Corgis were bred to drive herd animals out!
Way back in 1200 BC, in the area known as Cardiganshire, Wales, Welsh farmers had an interesting way of deciding how much land they owned. Basically, if their cattle was grazing on it, then bam. It was theirs. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi, a breed that was described as having near-human levels of intelligence, was trained to be an anti-herder. They would run after cattle, nip at their heels, and bark like crazy, driving the now thoroughly confused cattle far and wide. Then, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi could wag their little tail while the farmer looked about and said, Well, its mine now!
The dogs were also companions, vermin-exterminators, and loyal watchdogs. Later on, the rules for how land was divvied up eventually changed, and Cardigan Welsh Corgis faced a serious unemployment problem. Eventually, they made their way to the United States and were recognized by the AKC in 1935, where they found new jobs as lovable house pets.