Dog's Name
Duke Gender
 Pedigree link

  OwnerChristensen Family
 BackgroundDuke is a neutered, tri-colored male born in 2008 living with his family on a farm in Iowa.  He was evaluated at the age of four.  Duke works with a variety of animals, horses, chickens, cats, cows, goats, turkeys, and quail.  He has been shown in 4-H since the age of one.  Duke has been in the top five overall rankings.  He only has to be taught once  once.  After that, he knows what to do.  Duke is a good watch dog.  He always barks when strangers pull in the driveway.  His owner thinks he's wonderful and doesn't need to improve on anything.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Interested in working livestock.

Herding Style:  Driving (Keeps stock grouped moving away from handler).

Power:  Livestock generally respects dog. 

Stock Ethic:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock.

Biddability-responsivess to owner:  Very responsive to guidance.

Bark:  Barks to move stubborn stock.

Bite Frequency:  Seldom.

Bite Appropriateness:  As needed.

Bite Intensity:  Soft bite.

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home.

Patrol:  Constantly patrols territory.

Warning:  Always barks at unusual situations.

Defense of Property:  Diligently protects owner's property.

Tracking Ability:  Will tract by scent to prey.

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents.

Attitude toward Newborn Stock:  Gently protective nature. 

 Summary of Structure
Duke is of average build with a long tail.  He is moderately fast with excellent ability to maneuver and gravity defying jumping ability.  His coat is excessive and very heavy.  The owner is unsure of his bite. (jaw)
 Summary of Temperament
Duke is slightly cautious and aloof around unfamiliar adults.  He is very devoted, watchful and affectionate to his human family.  Hi has an active lifestyle on the farm.  He has a calm and steady disposition.


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