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 Dog's Name
Kirchhoff's Clyde Gender
 Male
 Pedigree link
Williams' Yippy x Cahill's BonnyBelle  OwnerHarold Kirchhoff
 BackgroundKirchhoff's Clyde is an intact male born in 2008 and evaluated at the age of three.  His lives with his owner on a farm in Missouri where he works with beef cattle, goats, and flighty sheep.  Clyde is a good worker and follows his owner's instructions.  He is an extremely tough dog who can take a kick or bite from livestock or predators and keep on working.  He is a good family dog but will bite strangers and other dogs.  His owner would like for him to be less aggressive around other dogs and some people.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily when needed.

Herding Style:  Driving (dog keeps stock grouped while pushing stock away from handler). 

Power:  Livestock are intensely aware of and respect dog at all times.

Stock Ethic:  Dog typically aggressive or rough in asserting control.

Work Ethic:  Stays with the job, maintains focus.  Will work independently if necessary (example:  returning escaped animals to pasture or pen).

Responsiveness,  Biddability:  Very responsive to guidance, control.

Approach:  Wide.

Eye:  Loose (generally upright posture, free-moving style, less intense focus).

Bark:  Force barks (fairly quiet but readily barks to move stubborn stock).

Bite Frequency:  Often.

Bite Location:  Heel, Above Hock, Tail.

Bite Appropriateness:  Bites as needed.

Bite Intensity on stock:  Hard bite.

Orientation:  Primarily interested in livestock.

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home.

Patrol:  Constantly patrols territory.

Warning:  Always barks to warn of unusual situations.

Defense of Property:  Staunchly defends owner's property.

Defense of People:  Protects owner, "watches your back".

Tracking Ability:  Will track by scent and find prey.

Predators:  Will kill predators.

Attitude towards newborn livestock:  Generally is gently and protective in nature.

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents.

 Summary of Structure
Clyde has a board, stocky build with a long tail.  He moves smoothly and effortlessly with a very fast speed.  He has excellent ability to maneuver and exceptional (gravity defying) jumping ability.  Clyde's coat is low maintenance/good quality.  He has a level bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Clyde is guarded and mildly aggressive towards unfamiliar adults.  He is devoted, watchful and affectionate toward his human family.  Clyde has a very active lifestyle on the farm.  His disposition is very calm, very steady and hard.

 

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