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 Dog's Name
 Ipock's Smiley Riley
 Gender
 Male
 Pedigree link
 ESCR Database
 Owned By
 Kim Ipock
 BackgroundRiley is a sable & white male born in August 2009 and evaluated at one year of age. He has had only limited livestock working experience at this point, but has been around sheep, calves, horses and goats. He is extremely biddable, wants to herd, and has helped gather and move calves on occasion.

Kim writes, "in addition to being very attractive, Riley is the smartest dog I have ever owned. He is very people oriented and wants to please." Riley's desire to be with his owner is so strong that he will go through an underground fence -- and then run the 3 miles to her vet clinic if left at home alone.

 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works but easily discouraged
Style -- gathering
Power -- livestock generally respect Riley

Stock Ethic -- maintains control appropriately without causing undue stress
Work Ethic -- too young to really evaluate this!

Biddability -- somewhat responsive to guidance and control
Approach -- close
"Eye" -- loose - upright and free-moving
Bark -- works silently
Bite -- not used

Orientation -- livestock come second to owner
Territoriality -- generally respects boundaries (unless left behind, alone!)
Patrol -- occasionally patrols territory
Warning -- laidback - he is used to lots of coming & going at the clinic!
Defense of property -- does not attach importance to owner's property
Defense of people -- relatively indifferent
Tracking ability -- unknown
Predators -- unknown
Attitude towards newborns -- shows gentle and/or nurturing behavior
Pest control -- hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Riley has an average build with a long tail and correct scissors bite. His movement is smooth and effortless; he is moderately fast and agile, with average jumping ability . His coat is low maintenance and of good quality.
 Summary of Temperament
Riley is confident, friendly and mild-mannered with strangers. He is very devoted and affectionate with family. He is very calm and steady, with a laidback disposition rather than busy.

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