Learn more about some of the amazing jobs these dogs are in charge of.
Due to their high intelligence, Labrador retrievers are often used as guide dogs for the blind, for search-and-rescue teams, or in narcotics detection with law enforcement, like this yellow Lab which helped Colombia's police seize three tons of drugs.
Herding breeds, like this Akbash dog from Montana, help humans in many ways. Herding breeds are intelligent and lively, and drive animals by barking, circling, and nipping at the heels. Others take a quiet approach and simply confront the animals with a silent stare. Herding dogs are excellent guards, used in the military and law enforcement, or for personal protection.
Retrievers, like this one helping his owner hunt for ducks, can remember the location of birds after they've been shot. At command, they retrieve the animal and bring it back to its owner.
For more on dogs with jobs, check out the article at National Geographic Kids.