Hunting and herding dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Some have a natural ability to do their work, but training with humans is also important. Learn about how a miniature dachshund forces a rabbit into the path of his hawk-hunting partner, and how the well-trained dogs of Deer Search, Inc. track wounded deer. Discover how a border collie gathers sheep into a pen, and what makes a scrappy Australian cattle dog go head-to-head with a 1,000-pound bull in order to herd it.
Marie-Therese Miller holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in writing from Manhattanville College. She has written nearly 100 nonfiction articles and stories, primarily on family and health topics, for Girls' Life and Guideposts for Kids, among other publications. She also contributed a story to Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul 2.