Dog's NameDuchess Gender
 Pedigree link

Sire:  Graber's Rover

Dam:  Albright's Dakota

  Owner Leon & Regina Albright

Duchess is an intact female living with her family on a farm in Indiana.  She works with dairy cattle, horses and mules.  Her owners like that she's alert, obedient, and a beautiful dog.

 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock continuously if not supervised or kenneled.

Herding Style:  No preference

Power:  Livestock generally respect dog 

Stock Ethic:  Dog sometimes fails to assume responsibility for controlling livestock

Work Ethic:  Somewhat distractible while working

Responsiveness, biddability:  Very responsive to guidance, control

Approach:  Close 

Eye:  Strong (very intense stare, lowered/stalking posture, pauses in approach)Loose (generally upright posture, free-moving style, less intense              focus)

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

Bite:  Seldom

Bite Location:  Heel

Bite Appropriateness:  Bites as needed 

Bite Intensity on Stock:  Soft bite 

Orientation:  Primarily interested in livestock

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home

Patrol:  Does not patrol 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:  Indifferent, laidback

Tracking Ability:  Does not track

Predators:  Will always drive off predators and kill varmints

Attitude Towards Newborn Livestock:  Shows a gentle, protective nature

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents


 Summary of Structure
Duchess is of average build with a long tail.  She has average movement with very fast speed.  She has excellent agility and average jumping ability.  Her coat is low maintenance coat and she has a level bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Around unfamiliar (non-threatening) adults, Duchess is fearful, but friendly. She is devoted, watchful, and affectionate towards her family.  She has a very calm, slightly steady and hard disposition.


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