Dog's Name
 Quigley Downs
 Pedigree link
 ESCR database
 Owned By
 Greg & Julia Downs
 BackgroundQuigley is a sable/ white, intact male, born in August 2006 and evaluated at 2 1/2 years of age. Quigley lives on his owner's farm in Kansas and has been exposed to livestock work -- with range beef cattle -- since he was a small pup.

He is a loving, loyal friend and family member; his intelligence and integrity is paired with natural good manners -- except with coyotes. He occasionally takes his responsibility to chase off coyotes farther afield than his owners feel is safe, but apart from that he minds and respects the boundaries presented to him.
 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- Quigley has been trained to work while his owner rides along on horseback on large acreage
        pastures, and will either contain, drive or simply spread the cattle out easily then quit when told.
        Both Quigley and the horse know their jobs and are also working partners.
Power -- livestock respect Quigley

Stock Ethic -- maintains control appropriately, without causing undue stress
Work Ethic -- stays with the job and maintains focus

Biddability -- very responsive to guidance and control, particularly as he matures; he has always
        listened well and tried to do what was asked of him.
Approach -- moderately wide
"Eye" -- medium (fairly intense concentration, but upright and free-moving)
Bark -- force barks, but only if truly necessary
Bite -- bites as needed, which is seldom, generally at heel or just above hock

Orientation -- livestock come second to his owner
Territoriality -- respects boundaries and stays at home
Patrol -- patrols constantly
Warning -- barks, or comes to find (and nudge) his owner, to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- staunchly defends his owner's property
Defense of people -- diligently protects his owner
Tracking ability -- will track by scent and find prey
Predators -- drives off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- gentle and/or protective manner with newborns
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Quigley is the fastest, smoothest moving dog his owners have been around. He has an average build with muscular hips and thighs, and a natural bobtail. He is an exceptional jumper with excellent speed and agility. His coat is silky and low maintenance -- "the dirt just falls off". He has a correct scissors bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Quigley is confident but moderately reserved with strangers, hanging back rather than approaching for attention. He is very devoted and affectionate with family. He is active with an eager but calm, steady disposition. He responds quicky to pressure.

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