Dog's Name
Shellrocks Monkey Business aka Bud
 Pedigree link
Partlow's Bud II X Good Shepherds Café Latte
  Owner Michele Collins

Bud is a sable, intact male born in 2012 and living with his family on a farm in Iowa.  His AI breeding was a speciaBoth l tribute to the memory of Marcia King-Brink.  At the time of this evaluation he is almost two years old.  He has an abundance of energy, loves to work and is the typical "Velcro" dog.  If he's put to a task, he stays at it until it's done.  As well as tasks on the farm, he works in obedience and is starting agility.  He's young and still learning self control.  He wants to move stock a little faster than necessary.

Bud is very vocal and always as an opinion.  He is very watchful of what's going on.  He likes to work with stock as well as on leash at training classes.  His family, both human and critter, is very important to him.  Bud is active outside, but inside he's content to lay at your feet.  He loves to play ball and has no footing issues on any surface.  He has a favorite rooster that he "herds".  Both enjoy the game.  Bud brings the chickens and ducks to the barn at night.  He holds the gate for thee tractor and will fetch horses at feeding time.  When he knows he's done a good job, he's full of wiggles. 

 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily.

Herding Style:  No preference.

Power:  Livestock intensely aware of dog.

Work Ethic:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock.

Biddability-Responsiveness to Owner:  Very responsive to guidance.

Approach-Preferred Distance Off Stock:  Adjusts as necessary.

Eye:  Medium (More intense concentration but upright).

Bark:  Barks for stubborn stock.

Bite-Frequency:  Seldom.

Bit-Location:  Heel.

Bite-Appropriateness:  As needed.

Bite-Intensity:  Adjusts as needed.

Orientation:  Leans to primarily interested in livestock.

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 Towards Newborn Stock:  Gently protective nature.

 Summary of Structure
Bud has a broad, stocky build with a low maintenance coat and a long tail.  He is moderately fast with excellent agility and gravity defying jumping ability.  He has a level bite.
 Summary of Temperament
.Bud is confident, interested, and friendly to unfamiliar adults.  He is affectionate, devoted and watchful of his human family.  Bud has a very calm and steady disposition.  He is very active around the farm.


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