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Working dogs have been an integral part of human society for centuries. They have been used for various purposes such as hunting, herding, guarding, and even as therapy dogs. However, with the advent of technology, the question arises whether we still need working dogs or not. 

According to a recent study, researchers from Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Canberra are testing specialized drones to see if they can replicate the work of farm dogs in mustering sheep. The study found that drones are likely a more ethical way to herd sheep as they cause less stress to the animals. However, drones are not yet capable of performing all the tasks that working dogs can do. 

For example, dogs can detect drugs, explosives, and even cancer3. Dogs are also used in search and rescue operations, where they can locate missing people and even bodies. In conclusion, while drones may be a more ethical way to herd sheep, working dogs are still needed for various other purposes3