A comparison between herding drive and protection drive?

A dog's drive obviously stems from instinct. In a recent question about spaying and neutering working dogs, there was a lot of debate over herding drive and protection drive as an instinct. My first question is, from what instinct do you believe the herding drive stems from? What instinct does the protection... show more A dog's drive obviously stems from instinct. In a recent question about spaying and neutering working dogs, there was a lot of debate over herding drive and protection drive as an instinct.

My first question is, from what instinct do you believe the herding drive stems from? What instinct does the protection drive stem from?

Looking at the most basic instinct where these drives come from, is it possible to compare the two? If so, what are the comparisons?

How much of a difference is there between the herding drive and the protection drive? Is any one drive more powerful than the other?

Any other thoughts or information on the subject would be very much appreciated!

Please keep it civil!
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