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 Dog's Name
Sweet Home's Nell of Shepherd's Way Gender
 Female
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Dam:  Shepherd's Way Sunshine Daydream

Sire:  Partlow's Odis Charles 

  Owner Carla Green & Michael Polen
 BackgroundNell is an intact female born in 2013.  She lives with her family on a farm in Oregon.  She works with flighty sheep and goats.  Nell's owner likes the way she moves flight stock very calmly, is very biddable and willing to work both close and at a distance.  Her owner would like to see her continue to develop more power with stock that challenge her and to become less distracted.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily

Herding Style:  No preference

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:  Very responsive to guidance

Approach - Preferred Distance Off Stock:  Adjusts as necessary

Eye:  Medium (more intense concentration but upright)

Bark:  Barks for stubborn stock

Bite - Frequency:  Seldom

Bite - Location:  Heel

Bite - Appropriateness:  Reluctantly-when needed 

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home

Patrol:  Patrols territory

Warning:  Always barks at unusual situations

Defense of Property:  Diligently protects owner's property

Tracking Ability:  Will tract by scent to prey

Pest Control:  Little interest in pest control

Attitude Towards Newborn Stock:  Gently protective nature 

 Summary of Structure
Nell is light and leggy with a long tail.  Her movement is average with a very fast speed.  She has excellent ability to maneuver with exceptional jumping ability.  Her coat is low maintenance and doesn't mat easily.  She has a scissor bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Nell is fairly confident, shows friendly interest and mild behavior toward unfamiliar adults.  She is devoted, watchful, and affectionate towards her human family.  She has an active life with a calm, slightly impulsive and soft disposition.

 

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