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 Dog's Name
Deep Creek Harper  Gender
 Female
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Sire:  Parmely's Tad

Dam: Parmely's Fluffy

  Owner Angela Weber
 Background

Harper is an intact female born in December, 2014.  She lives with her owner on a farm in Wyoming. Harper works with beef cattle.  She is great at watching and reading cattle.  She works in a manner to keep the cattle bunched.  She is very intent and doesn't miss a single thing.  Harper's owner would like for her to have more patience.  She is very athletic and thinks the cattle need to move at all times.  

 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily when needed, but will work continuously if not supervised or kenneled

Herding Style: Driving (dog keeps stock grouped while pushing stock away from handler)

Power:  Livestock generally respect dog

Stock Ethic:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock

Work Ethic:  Will work independently if necessary 

Responsiveness, Biddability:  Very responsive to guidance, control

Approach:  Moderately wide

Eye: Medium (more intense concentration but often upright and free-moving)

Bark:  Barks to move stubborn stock

Bite:  Seldom, but will bite the heel as needed

Bite Intensity:  Adjusts as needed 

Orientation: Livestock is second to owner

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home

Patrol:  Seldom patrols territory

Warning:  Will barks to warn of unusual situations

Defense of Property:  Doesn't attach a lot of importance to owner's property

Defense of People:  Is slightly indifferent and laidback 

Tracking Ability:  Will track by scent to find prey

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents, etc.

Attitude Towards Newborn Stock:  Gently protective nature

 Summary of Structure
Harper is of average build with a natural bobtail.  She is very fast with smooth, effortless movement.  Her ability to maneuver quickly is excellent and her jumping ability is gravity defying.
 Summary of TemperamentHarper is fairly confident, friendly and sociable around unfamiliar adults.  She is devoted, watchful, and affectionate towards his family members. She is very active all the time.  Her disposition is calm, steady. and slightly soft.

 

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