Dog's Name
 Glimmercroft Tanner
 Pedigree link
 ESCR database
 Owned By
 Laura Workman
 BackgroundTanner is a sable and white intact male born in April 2006 and evaluated at 4 years of age. He was brought up and lives on a small homestead, with daily access to livestock of widely varied types including cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, ducks and other poultry.

Tanner is cheerful and loving, and completely devoted to his owner. He is a very enthusiastic worker, always watching to see whether there is any way he can help, and often filling a need before his owner realizes she needs a hand. He has a good sense of the stock's flight zone, and will swing wide on his own in order to get in position to move stock in the desired direction. He also provides that extra push with the more challenging animals.

At times Tanner can be a bit too enthusiastic. It is helpful to do a bit of obedience drill just before working him to get him centered and paying proper attention to commands .
 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- gathering
Power -- livestock are intensely aware of and respect Tanner

Stock Ethic -- typically aggressive in asserting control
Work Ethic -- stays with job, maintains focus; will work independently if needed

Biddability -- very responsive to guidance and control
Approach -- close by nature but adjusts as needed
"Eye" -- Loose - upright and free-moving
Bark -- force barks
Bite -- bites as needed, adjusting force to situation; hits heels, above hock, and nose

Orientation -- livestock come second to owner
Territoriality -- generally respects boundaries, stays at home
Patrol -- constantly patrols territory
Warning -- always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- staunchly defends owner's property
Defense of people -- diligently protects owner, "watches your back"
Tracking ability -- will track by scent and find prey
Predators -- drives off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- shows gentle and/or protective nature
Pest control -- hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Tanner 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
Tanner is confident, friendly and mild-mannered with strangers. He is very devoted and affectionate with family. Tanner is on the laidback side, very calm and steady, and has a soft disposition.

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