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 Dog's Name
Green Mountain's Nelson  Gender
 Male
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Sire:  Wilson's Rio De Janero

Dam: Cimarron Dorothy Lamour 

  Owner Joan McClenny
 Background

Nelson is an intact male born in April, 2013.  He lives with his owner on a farm in the state of Washington. Nelson works with sheep, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and rabbits.  His owner likes his devotion to her and his love of working.  She would like to improve his recall from a long distance.

Nelson loves people and loves attention.  He also likes to work with his people and looks for ways to please.  He needs initial training and guidance when working with livestock or farm animals (or else he might be too rough).  However, once he has been shown what is appropriate, he can be completely trusted.  He can be intimidating to strangers, but a "best friend" to anyone he knows is okay. 

 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily 

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

Power:  Livestock are intensely aware of dog

Stock Ethic:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock

Responsiveness,Biddability:  Very responsive to guidance

Approach:  Close

Eye:  Medium (more intense concentration but upright)

Bark:  Barks for stubborn stock

Bite:  Sometimes, above hock, as needed

Bite Intensity:  Adjusts as needed 

Orientation: Livestock is second to owner

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home

Patrol:  Patrols territory

Warning:  Always barks to warn of unusual situations

Defense of Property:  Diligently protects owner's property

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
Nelson is average built with a long tail.  His speed is very fast with smooth, effortless movement.  He has excellent ability to maneuver with average jumping ability.  His coat is low maintenance that doesn't mat easily.  He has a scissor bite.
 Summary of TemperamentNelson is fairly confident towards (non-threatening) adults.  He is friendly, sociable and mild.  He is devoted, watchful, and affectionate towards his family members. His activity level is fairly active.  His disposition is calm, steady and soft.

 

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