Dog's Name
Cox's Shep Gender
 Pedigree link

Dam:  Hattie

Sire:  Dryfuss 

  Owner Jerry Cox
 BackgroundShep is an intact male born in 2015 and living with his family on a farm in Indiana.  At the time of evaluation, he was one year old.  Shep is his owner's buddy.  He learns quick and is obedience broke.  His owner likes the way he resembles the old-fashioned English Shepherd.  
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily when needed

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

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

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

Work Ethic:  Easily discouraged, prone to quitting

Responsiveness, Biddability:  Very responsive to guidance, control

Approach:  Close

Eye:  Loose (generally upright posture, free-moving style, less intense focus)

Bark:  Works silently

Bite Frequency:  Never

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home

Patrol:  Constantly patrols territory

Warning:  Always barks to warn of unusual situations

Defense of Property:  Does not attach a lot of importance to owner's property

Defense of People:  Protects 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/protective nature

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Shep is average built with a long tail.  His movement is average with moderately fast speed.  He has excellent agility with gravity defying jumping.  Shep's coat is heavy but low maintenance, good quality.  He has a level bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Shep is cautious around unfamiliar adults but friendly.  He is devoted, watchful, and affectionate towards family members.  He has a very calm, steady, and soft disposition.


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