The individual who is in charge of caring for and guiding the oxen is known as herder. The concept also refers to the stable where these mammalian animals rest.
It should be remembered that an ox is a bull (a male specimen of the bovine subfamily) that has been castrated and is intended to be a draft animal. Wild ox is also called the specimens of the Bos genus that have not been domesticated, such as the banteng.
The person who is dedicated to fattening and driving the oxen is the herder. In rural surroundings it is possible to find cattlemen who, with goads and other tools, guide the oxen.
The Cattle Dogs, on the other hand, are those dogs that help the human being to drive cattle. Among the different species of Cattle dogs it is possible to name the Bernese Mountain Dog, the Appenzeller Mountain Dog and the Flanders Mountain Dog.
One of the most popular dog breeds is the Bernese dog, also known as the Bernese Mountain Dog, the Bernese Mountain Dog or the Bouvier de Berne. It is an especially versatile one that emerged in Switzerland, more specifically in the Canton of Bern.
The Bernese Mountain Dog was officially presented in 1907, but only three decades later the American Canine Club recognized this breed, which it now ranks within the group of “Working Dogs.” It is an especially muscular dog, with very strong jaws, a short muzzle and a large head (all characteristics of the so-called molossi).
Its height is around 70 centimeters to the withers and its weight varies according to sex: females can weigh between 46 and 49 kilograms, while males are between 48 and 51 kilograms. The color combination of her hair is very characteristic and striking, with white, black and brown parts.
Although it was originally bred as a guard dog for livestock (the one that protects herds from predators) and farms, it was also common for it to be used as a draft animal to transport milk when farmers had to travel to sell it in towns and on other farms.
His admirable ability to understand the indications of the human being has led him to be part of the rescue dogs, an area in which he works with great success. It is also a pet chosen by many, thanks to its calm and sweet character, as well as the little resistance it offers to training. This breed is not unpredictable or difficult to treat like others, among which the Husky stands out.
According to the official standard, the individuals of this breed of sheepdog will not be recognized if they present any of the following faults, considered eliminatory: aggressiveness, fear or marked shyness; split nose; white spot on nape of more than 6 centimeters in diameter; one or both eyes light blue; curled or broken tail; absence of the aforementioned color combination in the coat, or any variation thereof.
In some South American countries, birds of different species that are part of the ichteridae family are called boyeros. Cattlemen have black feathers, sometimes with colorful spots, and are between eight and forty centimeters in length.
The Molothrus bonariensis is one of the species that can be called cattle dog. Also called thrush, blackbird or morajú, this bird lives in the American continent, feeding on seeds and insects.
Finally, El Boyero or Bootes is a constellation whose brightest star is Arturo. The Ursa Major and Virgo are two of the neighboring constellations.