Dog's Name
 Great Heart Caleb
 Pedigree link
 ESCR database
 Owned By
 Dana Edwards
 BackgroundCaleb is a sable and white intact male born in March 2009 and evaluated at 2 years of age. He has been raised on a working sheep farm with daily exposure to livestock.

Caleb is very intense, hard working and aggressive. He is not easily disturbed when working and yet he listens to his owner and commands well. He is very eager -- too eager -- to grip the sheep at this point... they are working on that!
 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- driving
Power -- livestock are intensely aware of and respect Caleb

Stock Ethic -- typically aggressive or rough in asserting control
Work Ethic -- stays with job, maintains focus

Biddability -- somewhat responsive to guidance and control
Approach -- close
"Eye" -- medium - upright and free-moving but with intense concentration
Bark -- works silently
Bite -- hard bite, hits above hock or neck/nose/ear

Orientation -- primarily interested in livestock
Territoriality -- generally respects boundaries, stays at home
Patrol -- constantly patrols territory
Warning -- always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- fairly laidback about guarding property
Defense of people -- moderate
Tracking ability -- moderate
Predators -- will always drive off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- shows gentle and/or protective nature
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Caleb has an average build with a long tail and correct scissors bite. His movement is smooth and effortless; he is very fast and agile, with average jumping ability . His coat is low maintenance and of good quality.
 Summary of Temperament
Caleb is confident and sociable but can be aggressive with strangers. He is very devoted and affectionate with family. Caleb is moderately active, with a very calm, steady, and hard disposition

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