Herding Drive: Works livestock but easily discouraged.
Herding Style: Has no preference.
Power: Livestock generally respect dog -- Owner has seen her calmly look a ewe in the eye, walk up toward her until the ewe turns and moves off.
Stock Ethic: Dog maintains control appropriately, without causing undue stress in livestock (except for the chickens - working on not chasing chickens). She can get wound up and chase, she can easily lose interest and not control the sheep, but when she gets down to business, she is calm and in control.
Work Ethic: At this young age, Mags is somewhere in between being somewhat distractible while working or easily discourage, prone to quitting.
Responsiveness/Biddability: Very responsive to guidance, control -- she respons to a quiet "This way" or "Easy".
Approach: Moderately wide.
Eye: Loose (generally upright posture, free-moving style, less intense focus).
Bark: Works silently.
Bite Frequency: Sometimes.
Bite Location: Above hock.
Bite Appropriateness: Bites as needed.
Bite Intensity: Adjusts as needed.
Orientation: Leans towards livestock being second to owner.
Territoriality: Generally respects boundaries, stays home.
Patrol: Patrols territory (This has increased as she has matured. She is learning from the three adult dogs in the household.)
Warning: Always barks to warn of unusual situations.
Defense of Property: Does not attach importance to owner's property.
Defense of People: Mags is leans toward being indifferent, laid back.
Tracking Ability: Will track by scent and find prey.
Predators: Will drive off predators.
Attitude Towards Newborn Livestock: Shows gentle and/or protective nature.
Pest Control: Routinely hunts rodents (mice, groundhogs, and ground squirrels) She also likes to flush game birds, will scent them in the grass and search them out.