Dog's Name
Cedar Creek Hamilton Gender
 Pedigree link
Egertsen's Copperfield x Cedar Creek Maggie Mae  OwnerJimmy Dennis
 BackgroundHamilton is an intact sable male born in 2010.  He lives with his family on a farm in Kentucky where he works goats, pigs, cows, chickens, and horses.  He is very loyal and dependable.  His owner would like to improve on lowering his excitability.  Hamilton is very manageable and a valuable asset to their farm.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily.

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.

Approach:  Adjusts as necessary.

Eye:  Medium (more intense concentration but upright).

Bark:  Barks for stubborn stock.

Bite Frequency:  Sometimes.

Bite Location:  Above Hock.

Bite Appropriateness:  As needed.

Bite Intensity:  Adjusts to need.

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner.

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home. 

Patrol:  Patrols territory.

Warning:  Barks to warn of unusual situations.

Defense of Property:  Doesn't attach importance to owner's property.

Tracking Ability:  Doesn't do a lot of tracking.

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents.

Attitude towards Newborn Stock:  Gently protective nature

 Summary of Structure
Hamilton is of average build with a natural bobtail.  He has average movement with moderately fast speed.  His jumping and ability to maneuver is average.  His coat is excessive, very heavy.  Hamilton has a scissor bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Hamilton is confident, very friendly, and mild mannered to unfamiliar adults.  He is devoted, watchful, and affectionate to his human family.  He has an active lifestyle on the farm.  Hamilton leans toward the nervous, impulsive, but soft disposition.


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