What about breeds like Briards and Bouviers?
In Continental Europe, to my best knowledge, the Alte deutsche schäferhund and the pyrenean shepherds have been truly used for livestock work with enough of working dogs in the breed to matter. There are many breeds that do fine sheep herding but their talents scattered across the population, you never know what you will get.
My wife doesn't allow me to have goats.
She is the voice of reason on our farm.
Goats are wonderful. They quickly led us to border collies and to sheep .