Dog's Name
 Brushwood's Honeysuckle Rose
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 ESCR Owned By
 Diane West
 BackgroundRose is a sable & white female born in September 2003 and evaluated at 7 years of age. She has daily exposure to poultry, including chickens, ducks, and turkeys. Rose helps gather, sort, catch, group, and put up the various birds as needed. She has had some limited experience working with sheep as well.

Rose does not wander off when outside unsupervised. She keeps the farm free from possums, groundhogs, and other small destructive animals. She will run deer off the property but does not pursue once they leave.

Rose occasionally could use a "mute" button -- she will get excited and bark continuously in some situations (mostly when catching chickens).

 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- gathering
Power -- since Rose works poultry, "power" is not really an issue... the birds are aware of and cooperate with her, however!

Stock Ethic -- maintains control appropriately without causing undue stress
Work Ethic -- somewhat distractible, will work independently when needed

Biddability -- somewhat responsive to guidance and control
Approach -- close
"Eye" -- loose - upright and free-moving
Bark -- sustained barking
Bite -- seldom used, soft mouth

Orientation -- livestock come second to owner
Territoriality -- respects boundaries, stays at home
Patrol -- patrols territory
Warning -- always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- staunchly defends owner's property
Defense of people -- watchful over owner
Tracking ability -- will track by scent and find prey
Predators -- drives off predators
Attitude towards newborns --
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Rose has an average build with a long tail. Her movement is efficient but not remarkable; she is moderately fast and agile, with average jumping ability . Her coat is low maintenance and of good quality.
 Summary of Temperament
Rose is confident but not sociable with strangers; she is aloof, watchful and may present a threatening appearance. She is very devoted and affectionate with family. Her activity level is relatively low; she is calm, steady, and takes correction readily.

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