Many dogs aren't merely pets - they also carry out important jobs for their handlers.

Here are the 10 most incredible breeds of intelligent working dog that improve all our lives

Demand for pups has continued to soar post-lockdown, but not all dog breeds are simply beloved pets – many carry out a range of important jobs.

Thursday, 2nd December 2021, 11:40 am

It’s been a boom time for pets over the last 18 months – Kennel Club figures show that the number of people looking for puppies surged by around eight per cent over lockdown.

There are a huge number of pedigree dogs – 221 to be exact – along with numerous crossbreeds, and some of them have a very particular set of skills that make them very useful to fulfil certain tasks.

From army and police dogs, to sight and hearing dogs, they help make all our lives better.

And for those looking for a puppy, they can also make wonderful family pets, with a great combination of intelligence and empathy.

Here are the 10 most useful breeds of working dog, according to the American Kennel Club.

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