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 Dog's Name
Nealy's Buddy Gender
 Male
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Sire:  Big Duke

Dam:  Little Rise 

  Owner Tobey Nealy
 Background

Buddy is an intact male that lives with his family on a farm in Texas.  He was born in August, 2013.  He works with beef cattle, goats and poultry.  He is a very loving dog and always is looking for what you're wanting him to do.  He is active and watches your body movement to try to figure out what you want so he can do it before he's even asked.

Buddy's owner would like to have him be less obsessive about fetching.  He watched their golden retriever and learned by watching.  Fetching isn't a terrible attribute, just would rather that he didn't If he's not being told to work cows or being petting,  he's going to bring you a stick.  Just goes to show how smart English Shepherds are that they can learn by watching.

 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 and respect dog at all times

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

Work Ethic:  Stays with the job, maintains focus.  Will work independently if necessary (return escaped animals to pasture or pen)

Responsiveness, biddability:  Very responsive to guidance, control

Approach:  Close but will adjust as necessary

Eye:  Medium (more intense concentration but often upright and free-moving)

Bark:  Force bars (fairly quiet but readily barks to move stubborn stock) 

Bite:  Sometimes will bite the nose with a soft bite when needed

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home

Patrol:  Patrols territory

Warning:  Always barks to warn of unusual situations

Defense of Property:  Doesn't 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 a gentle, protective nature

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents

 

 Summary of Structure
Buddy is of average build with a long tail (which is now crooked after being broken when he was a puppy).  He has average movement with very fast speed.  Buddy has excellent agility with gravity defying jumping ability.  He has a low maintenance coat and has a level bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Around unfamiliar (non-threatening) adults, Buddy is confident, friendly, sociable, and most generally mild.  Buddy is devoted, watchful, and affectionate towards his family.  His activity level is fairly active.  He has a very calm, steady and leans to the soft side, disposition.

 

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