Dog's Name
Banks' Cody Boy
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Sire:  Biberstine's Shep

Dam:  Cook's Annie

  Owner Travis Banks
 BackgroundCody is an intact male who lives with his owner on a farm in Ohio.  He works with range cattle and horses.  Cody adapts to the livestock at hand.  He's more aggressive with mature cattle and softer/less aggressive with calves.  He will work the range, pens and chute without backing down.  He displays extreme agility to avoid horns and hooves.  His owner would like to see Cody understand to not chase the horses.  One of the horses is his friend and they love to run and play.  Cody's owner would like for him to listen and not move the cattle until it's time to move them.  Sometimes he starts moving cattle before he knows where they should go.  He also enjoys antagonizing the meanest, angriest cow with the sharpest horns.  Even though the cow is fast and agile, Cody manages to stay a step ahead.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock continuously if not supervised or kenneled

Herding Style:  No preference

Power:  Livestock are intensely aware of and respect dog at all times

Stock Ethic:  Dog maintains control appropriately, without causing undue stress in livestock

Work Ethic:  Stays with the job, maintains focus

Responsiveness, biddability:  Somewhat responsive to guidance, control 

Approach:  Close

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

Bark:  Force barks (fairly quiet but readily barks to move stubborn stock)

Bite Frequency:  Seldom

Bite Location:  Heel, above hock, tail  

Bite Appropriateness:  As needed

Bite Intensity:  Soft  

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home

Patrol:  Constantly patrols territory

Warning:  Always barks to warn of unusual situation

Defense of Property:  Defends owner's property

Defense of People:  Diligently protests owner, "watches your back"

Tracking Ability:  Will track by scent and find prey

Predators:  Will always drive off predators

Attitude Towards Newborn Livestock:   Shows gentle and/or protective nature

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Cody is average build with a long tail.  He's very fast with smooth effortless movement.  He has excellent agility to maneuver quickly with exceptional jumping ability.  Cody has a low maintenance coat.  His bite was not evaluated.
 Summary of Temperament
.Cody is confident, friendly and mild around unfamiliar adults.  He is devoted, watchful and affectionate towards his family.  He is very active with a fairly calm, steady and soft disposition.


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