Dog's Name
 Good Shepherd Farm's Sweet Alice
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 Owned By
 Amy Dorsch
 BackgroundAlice is a black/white female, born January 2009 and evaluated at 3 years of age. She lives on a small homestead farm with poultry, goats and the occasional steer and hogs raised for meat.

Alice is a responsive and willing partner, very connected to her owner. She has a lot of drive but it is controllable due to her strong desire to please.

Alice has an intuitive feel for her stock and adjusts her approach to suit the situation -- calm with babies, tougher with adults. She occasionally fixates on poultry and needs reminding to leave them be.

Alice missed out on some early socialization and occasionally lacks confidence in social situations.

 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- balanced, naturally willing to both gather and drive
Power -- livestock are intensely aware of and respect Alice

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

Biddability -- very responsive to guidance and control
Approach -- naturally close, but adjusts as needed
"Eye" -- loose-eyed, upright and free-moving
Bark -- works silently
Bite -- seldom bites, but will bite noses as needed, adjusting intensity to suit situation

Orientation -- livestock generally come second to his owner
Territoriality -- respects boundaries, stays at home
Patrol -- patrols infrequently
Warning -- generally barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- defends owner's property
Defense of people -- diligently protects his owner, "watches your back"
Tracking ability -- not particularly scent-oriented
Predators -- warns off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- shows gentle and/or nurturing behavior
Pest control -- little interest in hunting rodents

 Summary of Structure
Alice has a light, leggy build with a long tail and a correct "scissors" bite. Her movement is smooth and effortless; she is very fast with excellent agility and exceptional jumping ability. Alice's coat is of good quality, requiring little maintenance
 Summary of Temperament
Alice is somewhat wary and aloof with strangers, and may initially warn rather than welcome their arrival. She is very devoted and affectionate with her family, which includes 8 children ranging in age from preschool to young adult. She is a fairly active dog, sensitive and responsive to her environment, and somewhat soft in disposition

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