Dog's Name
Cox' Patsy
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Dam:  Albright's Dakota

Sire:  Graber's Rover

  Owner Jerry L. Cox

At the time of evaluation, Patsy is a 11 month, intact female living with her family on a farm in Indiana.  She works with ducks and other poultry.  Patsy is a good, alert, and watchful dog over free-range poultry.  She guards the gate of the horse and mules so they don't get out.  She is very attentive to her owner. 

Patsy's owner would like her to be a little less stock driven.  He would prefer her to be more "gamey" because he intends to use her to hunt squirrels.

 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 stress in livestock

Work Ethic:  Stays with the job, maintains focus

Responsiveness, Biddability:  Somewhat responsive to guidance, control

Approach:  Close

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

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

Bite Frequency:  Sometimes

Bite Location:  Above hock

Bite Appropriateness:  Bites as needed

Bite Intensity:  Adjusts as needed, soft bite

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home

Patrol:  Constantly patrols territory

Warning:  Always barks to warn of unusual situations

Defense of Property:  Staunchly defends 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 gentle and/or protective nature

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Patsy is average built with a long tail.  She has smooth, effortless movement with very fast speed, excellent agility, and average jumping ability.  Her coat is low maintenance, good quality.  She has a level bite.
 Summary of Temperament
.Patsy is fairly confident, friendly and mild towards unfamiliar (non-threatening) adults.  She is devoted, watchful and affectionate towards her human family.  She is very active.  Patsy's disposition is calm, somewhat impulsive and slightly hard.


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