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 Dog's Name
Maple Grove Farm's Lily Gender
 Female
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Maple Grove Farm's Rimrock Drover X Maple Grove Farm's Amarillo  Owner Jennifer Murray
 BackgroundLily is an intact female born in 2011 and at the time of evaluation she was two-years old.  She lives with her family on a farm in New York.  She works with chickens, sheep, horses and pigs.  Her owner likes her willingness to learn, observation skills, and intuition. Lily fills in where needed on the farm.  Lily's owner would like to see her improve her herding ability to more than "tending" the livestock. She needs to rebuild her confidence.  After a confrontation with a Shetland ewe, her confidence was shaken.  She was cornered and rammed by the ewe.  Through observation and intuition, Lily has learned that hawks are a threat to the chickens.  Upon hearing the alarm from the chickens, she will pursue them off the property.  She maintains order on the farm and notices when something is amiss.  Her owner says Lily is her co-pilot and right-hand girl.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily.

Herding Style:  Driving (Keeps stock grouped, moving away from handler).

Power:  Livestock generally respects dog.

Work Ethic:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock.

Biddability-Responsiveness to Owner:  Very responsive to guidance.

Approach-Preferred Distance Off Stock:  Adjusts as necessary.

Eye:  Medium (More intense concentration, but upright).

Bark:  Barks for stubborn stock.

Bite-Frequency:  Seldom.

Bite-Appropriateness:  As needed.

Bite-Intensity:  Soft bite.

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home.

Warning:  Always barks at unusual situations.

Defense of Property:  Defends owner's property.

Tracking Ability:  Will tract by scent to prey.

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents.

Attitude Towards Newborn Stock:  Gentle protective nature.

 Summary of Structure
Lily is of average build.  She has a low maintenance coat and a long tail.  She moves smooth and effortlessly with very fast speed and excellent agility.
 Summary of Temperament
.Lily is confident and friendly around unfamiliar adults.  She is affectionate, devoted and watchful of her human family.  She has a soft, calm and steady disposition.

 

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