Dog's Name
 Good Shepherd's Hallelujah Rudolph
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 Owned By
 Amy Dorsch
 BackgroundRudy is an intact male, born in 2006 and evaluated at 2 years of age. He lives on a small diversified farm and works as a chore dog, helping out with goats, sheep (heavy), ducks and other poultry, and the occasional steer, as well as keeping an eye on the activities of a large and busy family.

Rudy is a steady, confident dog, mindful of and responsible for his charges, and capable of commanding their respect. He feels entitled to "top dog" position among the family dogs, a quality that is appreciated but requires occasional monitoring to ensure he is not overly diligent
 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- balanced, not particularly weighted towards either gathering or driving
Power -- commands respect when working, but livestock are able to relax in his presence

Stock Ethic -- maintains control appropriately without causing undue stress
Work Ethic -- stays with the job, maintains focus, but does not "make work"

Biddability -- very responsive to guidance and control
Approach -- moderately wide
"Eye" -- loose, with an upright posture and free-moving style
Bark --works silently
Bite -- rarely used, rarely necessary

Orientation -- primary focus is on owner
Territoriality -- generally respects boundaries and stays at home
Patrol -- patrols territory
Warning -- always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- will defend owner's property
Defense of people -- alert and responsible in watching over owner
Tracking ability -- will track by scent and find prey
Predators -- drives off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- shows gentle, nurturing attitude
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Rudy has an average build with a long tail and correct scissors bite. His movement is smooth and effortless, and he is exceptionally athletic -- with excellent speed, agility, and jumping ability. His coat is of good quality, requiring little maintenance.
 Summary of Temperament
Rudy has a confident, dignified approach as he greets visitors. He is devoted and affectionate with family. He is calm, steady, and moderately soft in disposition.

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