Dog's Name
 Chesney's Stephenson Robbie
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  Owned By
 Rini Stephenson
 Background   Robbie is a sable/white intact male, born in September 2003 and evaluated at 8 years of age. He lives on a small farm where his owners raise a few steers each year, as well as poultry. Robbie helps move the cattle and protects his owner from them; he generally ignores the poultry.

Robbie's owner notes, "he is a sweet, affectionate dog who doesn't take his eyes off my face. He notices when I need him -- a steer was about to run over my 11 year old daughter and Robbie ran in and sent him packing! He is good about crittering and predators outside. He is a good companion."

Robbie sometimes chases deer and doesn't call off right away, he is only gone less than a minute however. He can drive cattle but he doesn't gather or move them to specific places. He can move specific individuals when directed, however.

 Summary of Working Traits
  Keenness/ Drive -- works but easily discouraged
Style -- driving
Power -- livestock generally respect Robbie

Stock Ethic -- sometimes fails to assume responsibility for controlling stock
Work Ethic -- easily discouraged, prone to quitting

Biddability -- somewhat responsive to guidance & control

Approach -- close
"Eye" -- loose, upright and free-moving
Bark -- sustained barking
Bite -- bites heels or noses as needed, soft mouth

Orientation -- livestock come second to his owner
Territoriality -- occasionally wanders off property
Patrol --does not patrol
Warning -- always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- does not attach importance to owner's property
Defense of people -- watchful and protective of owner
Tracking ability -- will track by scent and find prey
Predators -- drives off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- no experience with newborns
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure

    Robbie has an average build with a long tail and a correct scissors bite. His movement is smooth and effortless, with excellent agility and exceptional jumping ability. His coat is of good quality, requiring little maintenance.


 Summary of Temperament
Robbie is calm and non-threatening towards strangers, but somewhat aloof with them. He is devoted, watchful and very affectionate with family. He is not a busy dog; he has a very calm, steady disposition, and easily corrected and soft by nature.

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