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 Dog's Name
Corley's Jack O'Hearts
Gender
 Male
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  Owned By
Bill Corley
Background   Jack is an intact, tricolor male, born 2004, evaluated in 2007. He lives on his owner's farm in Missouri.

Jack's livestock experience has been gained through daily chores with the horses, goats, and poultry on the Corley's farm. He also has occasional exposure to range cattle. Jack's best quality is his all around usefulness and the ease with which he picks up new skills; he is biddable, adapts to the needs of the job, and anticipates what needs to be done. Jack helps control and move stock, trees raccoons, and is an alert guardian.
 Summary of Working Traits
   Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- natural gathering dog, drives when necessary
Power -- livestock are aware of and respectful of Jack at all times

Stock Ethic -- maintains control without causing undue stress; occasionally needs an "easy" reminder
Work Ethic -- good focus, stays with job; will work independently

Biddability -- even tempered, quite biddable
Approach -- moderately wide; adapts well to different types of stock
"Eye" -- medium: upright, free-moving, moderately intense
Bark -- force barks if necessary
Bite -- bites both back end and nose as needed, which is seldom

Territoriality -- generally respects boundaries, stays at home
Patrol -- patrols territory regularly
Warning --barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- aware of owner's property but not particularly protective of it
Tracking ability -- will track by scent and find prey; trees prey
Predators -- will drive off -- and sometimes kill -- predators encroaching on his territory
Attitude towards newborns -- gentle and protective of young
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Jack has a moderate build and smooth, effortless movement. He is very fast and agile, with excellent jumping ability. He has a long tail, level bite and his coat is good quality, requiring little maintenance.
 Summary of Temperament

  Jack has an even, agreeable disposition. He is steady and self-assured, greeting strangers with calm confidence. Jack is watchful and very affectionate with family members.

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