Dog's Name
 Maple Grove Farm's Skye of Dallas
 Pedigree link
 ESCR database
 Owned By
 Pat Justus
 BackgroundSkye is a sable & white male born in May 2009 and evaluated at 19 months of age. He lives in the country with daily exposure to his owner's beef cattle.

Skye has strong natural ability and a desire to learn the job at hand, but he is also willing to sit by and wait for a job rather than "make work". He is responsive to his family and kind to their guests and visiting dogs. He was a head strong pup but quickly adjusted and is comfortable with his in the family.

 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- driving; keeps the cows grouped and moving along, without rushing
Power -- livestock are intensely aware of and respect Skye

Stock Ethic -- maintains control appropriately without causing undue stress
Work Ethic -- stays with job, maintains focus; will work independently if needed, on one occasion he returned a lost calf to pasture on his own.

Biddability -- very responsive to guidance and control
Approach -- moderately wide
"Eye" -- medium - upright and free-moving, but with fairly intense focus
Bark -- force barks with stubborn stock
Bite -- unable to evaluate

Orientation -- livestock come second to owner
Territoriality -- respects boundaries, stays at home
Patrol -- patrols territory
Warning -- very alert, always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- staunchly defends owner's property
Defense of people -- diligently protects owner
Tracking ability -- will track by scent and find prey
Predators -- drives off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- some gentle and/or nurturing behavior
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Skye has an average build with a natural bobtail and correct scissors bite. His movement is smooth and effortless; he is very fast with excellent agility and average jumping ability . His coat is low maintenance and of good quality.
 Summary of Temperament
Skye is confident and moderately sociable with strangers, adopting a mild approach. He is very devoted and affectionate with family, quite active but calm and steady. He has a soft disposition.

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