Getting the best barn dog depends on what you want that barn dog to do. Some are bred especially for rat and mouse control, while others are there to physically protect your expensive horses, sheep, goats, cattle, or whatevfur else you keep in your barn. Then, there are the herding dogs that are used to herd the animals wherever you want them to go. For all of these activities, you need a pooch who is smart, quick to train, and not afraid of horses and other large animals you may have in your barn. Here is a list of the top 10 dog breeds for your barn.