Dog's Name
Eicher's Kuntry Buster
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Sire:  Kirchoff's Clyde

Dam:  Kirchoff's Bonnie

  Owner Eicher

Buster is an intact male who lives with his owner on a small farm.  He works with goats, horses and other small animals.  He's been known to carry a baby chick to the house without hurting them.  Buster's owner worked away from home but noticed at an early age that he showed lots of interest and soon learned to gather the horses.  Once he gets them going, he will take a short cut to meet the horses coming to the lot.  Buster is very loyal, but easily gets his feelings hurt.

His owner would like to stop Buster's "running" around.  Because his owner is gone a lot, Buster started running with the family's terrier chasing rabbits and running with the neighbor's dog chasing deer.  It became hard to keep him home after that.

 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily when needed

Herding Style:  Gathering, naturally attempts to head off


Power:  Livestock generally respect dog

Stock Ethic:  Dog maintains control appropriately, without causing undue stress in livestock

Work Ethic:  Somewhat distractible while working, but gets better with experience

Responsiveness, Biddability:  Somewhat responsive to guidance,  control

Approach:  Close, but will adjusts as necessary 


Eye:  Loose (generally upright posture, free-moving style, less intense focus)

Bark:  Force barks (fairly quiet but readily barks to move stubborn stock)

Bite Frequency:  Sometimes

Bite Location:  Heel and above hock

Bite Appropriateness:  As needed

Bite Intensity:  Adjusts as needed

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner

Territoriality:  Frequently wanders off property (Was a home dog until he started running with the neighbor's dog)


Patrol:  Seldom patrols territory


Warning:  Always barks to warn of unusual situations

Defense of Property:  Does not attach a lot of importance to owner's property

Defense of People:  Indifferent, laidback

Tracking Ability:  Seldom tracks

Attitude Towards Newborn Livestock:  Shows gentle and/or protective nature





 Summary of Structure
Buster is a broad and stock with a long tail.  He is moderately fast with smooth movement.  He has average agility and jumping ability.  His coat frequently mats and tangles.  Buster has a level bit.
 Summary of Temperament
.Buster is fairly confident, friendly and mild towards unfamiliar adults.  He is devoted, watchful and affection towards his family.  He has a fairly active lifestyle.  Buster tends to have a calm, steady and hard disposition.


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