You might have trouble rolling out of bed in the morning to get yourself to work, but certain dog breeds have a natural work ethic. Some pups couldn’t be happier to get up before sunrise to herd sheep, or to learn close to 90 commands in order to increase a disabled person’s quality of life.
Photographer Andrew Fladeboe has captured some of the most impressive images of dogs hard at work as part of his project “The Shepherd’s Realm.” While Shepherds are the breed most people think of when they hear “working dog,” there are many other dogs with their own individual capabilities featured in Fladeboe’s work.
No human is better equipped or more eager to get the work done than these diligent dogs. We’re lucky to have such intelligent and steadfast canine companions to do the things that we simply cannot.