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