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 Dog's Name
My Lucy Girl  Gender
 Female
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Sire:  Graber's Rover

Dam: Albright's Dakota 

  Owner Ken Query II
 Background

Lucy is an intact female.  She lives with her owner on a farm in Indiana.  Lucy works with beef cattle, heavy sheep, goats, and horses.  The best thing her owner likes is the fact that she listens.  He would like to improve her ability to trust.   

 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily when needed

Herding Style:  Gathering (Naturally attempts to head/off move to handler) but, when needed, will keep stock grouped while pushing stock away from handler

Power:  Livestock generally respect dog

Stock Ethic:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock

Work Ethic:  Stays with the job, maintains focus -- will work independently if necessary 

Responsiveness, Biddability:  Very responsive to guidance

Approach:  Close

Eye: Strong (very intense stare, lowered/stalking posture, pauses in approach)

Bark:  Barks to move stubborn stock 

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

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

Tracking Ability:  Will track by scent to find prey

Predators:  Will always drive off predators 

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents, etc.

Attitude Towards Newborn Stock:  Gently protective nature

 Summary of Structure
Lucy is of average build with a long tail.  She is very fast with smooth, effortless movement.  Her ability to maneuver quickly and jumping ability are average.
 Summary of TemperamentLucy is aggressive towards strangers.  She is devoted, watchful, and affectionate towards his family members. Her activity level is very active.  Her disposition is steady.

 

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