Dog's Name
Middletree's Mayo Zeke Gender
 Pedigree link

Dam:  Cedar Creek Betts' First Lady

Sire:  Betts' Middletreefarms Sweetbriar 

  Owner Michael Mayo
 BackgroundZeke is an intact male born in 2013.  He lives with his family on a farm in Maryland.  He works with cattle, poultry and swine.  His owner likes Zeke's calm disposition.  His bark, power and herding drive are subject to the type of livestock.  He's not very aggressive with swine . . . may not move stubborn ones.  He does well with cattle and poultry when given opportunity.  Sustained barking is observed with cattle only.  His owner would like to improve his own ability to train/work with Zeke routinely.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily

Herding Style:  Gathering (Naturally attemps to head/off move to handler)

Power - A Dog's Presence On Stock:  Livestock generally respects dog

Ethic - Control Without Abusing Stock:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock

Biddability - Responsiveness to owner:  Somewhat responsive to guidance

Approach - Preferred Distance Off Stock:  Adjusts as necessary

Eye:  Loose (upright posture, less intense focus)

Bark:  Sustained barking

Bite - Frequency:  Seldom

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner

Territoriality:  Sometimes wanders off property

Patrol:  Does not patrol territory

Warning:  Seldom warns of unusual situations

Defense of Property:  Diligently protects owner's property

Tracking Ability:  will track by scent and find prey

Pest Control:  Shows little interest in hunting rodents, etc.

 Summary of Structure
Zeke is average build with a long tail.  His movement is smooth and effortless with very fast speed.  He has average agility with limited jumping ability.  His coat is low maintenance and doesn't mat easily.  He has a scissor bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Zeke is fairly confident and friendly towards unfamiliar adults.  He is devoted, watchful and affectionate towards his human family.  His activity level is very active.  He has a calm and steady disposition., 


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