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 Dog's Name
 Pagan Acres First Dude (aka "Dude")
 Gender
 Male
 Pedigree link
 ESCR database
 Owned By
 Tedra Parker
 BackgroundDude is a sable/ white, intact male, born in August 2006 and evaluated at 3 1/2 years of age. He has worked goats, ducks and other poultry both in familiar settings and at clinics.

Dude is willing to work anything his owner asks -- cattle, goats, poultry. He is very tuned into his owner's moods and works to keep her world in order! He is exceptionally intelligent and will think for himself when figuring out a job. At times, he can be a little hard to call off a job when working livestock -- ever diligent! -- but he takes corrections to heart and is a sensitive dog
 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- driving
Power -- livestock generally respect Dude

Stock Ethic -- maintains control appropriately, without causing undue stress
Work Ethic -- stays with the job, maintains focus; will work independently when needed

Biddability -- somewhat responsive to guidance and control
Approach -- close
"Eye" -- medium (fairly intense concentration, but upright and free-moving)
Bark -- force barks to move stubborn stock
Bite -- bites as needed, generally nose or tail

Orientation -- devoted to owner but also strongly oriented towards livestock
Territoriality -- respects boundaries, stays at home
Patrol -- patrols regularly but not constantly
Warning -- barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- staunchly defends owner's property
Defense of people -- diligently protects his owner
Tracking ability -- not particularly scent-oriented
Predators -- always drives off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- appropriately gentle with newborns
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Dude has an average build with a natural bobtail (2") and correct scissors bite. His movement is efficient, with average jumping ability and exceptional speed and agility. His coat is of good quality, requiring little maintenance.
 Summary of Temperament
Dude is reserved and fairly aloof with strangers, maintaining a watchful and alert presence. He is extremely devoted and affectionate with family. He is even-tempered, moderately active, and occasionally hard-headed -- but always adoring of his owner.

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