They're a mainstay of farms around the world, sometimes harder workers than their human counterparts. Here's a collection of farm dogs -- some working hard and some not -- from Farmersforthefuture.com members.
Here's a real hard worker. "We have a rotational grazing system and I could not get the job done without a quiet easy working dog," Virginia Nancy Dove says of Rob, her family's "main working dog" on their Appleton City, Missouri, farm.
The buck really stops with this working dog on Farmersforthefuture.com member Randi's Saskatchewan, Canada, ranch. "Watching the dog. No one touches the bale 'til it's rolled out," she says of the cattle.