I think we'd be more like another breed of dog that I don't think is particularly know for it's "herding" abilities. Can't think of the name of this breed, but it's big, long haired and white. From what I've heard, they mill about in a herd of sheep, goats, or cattle and guard against anything that might attempt to do harm to the herd. These dogs are large enough to even fend off medium sized bear or a mountian lion. I've not heard of this breed being a "herder" in the driving sense.
"We" are not herders, as your Aussie dog is (if he's trained for that work).