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 Dog's Name
Shepherd's Way Sunshine Daydream aka "Belle" Gender
 Female
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Dam:  Peaslee's Penelope Ravenpaw

Sire:  Jarrett's Dallas 

  Owner Mary Peaslee
 Background

Shepherd's Way Sunshine Daydream, aka "Belle", is a sable, intact female who lives with her owner in Oregon.  Belle has worked with sheep, poultry, goats, and cattle.  Her owner likes her intelligence, work ethic, sweet nature and happy personality.  She would like for Belle to gain more confidence working livestock at a distance.

Belle is a very easy dog to live with.  She adapts easily to different situation, at home and at work.  She gets along well with other dogs and learns very fast.  Belle is spirited and active, but also gentle.  Her energy and enthusiasm are easily directed.  Although she is a happy, sweet-natured dog, when she is working livestock, she switches to "business" mode and has a surprising amount of power. 

 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily.

Herding Style:  Gathering (Naturally attempts to head/off move to handler).

Power:  Livestock generally respects dog.

Work Ethic:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock.

Biddability-Responsivess to Owner:  Somewhat responsive to guidance.

Approach:  Adjusts as necessary.

Eye:  Medium (More intense concentration but upright).

Bark:  Works silently.

Bite-Frequency:  Sometimes.

Bite Location:  Heel or nose when needed.

Bite Appropriateness:  As needed.

Bite Intensity:  Soft bite.

Orientation:  Strongly puts livestock second to owner.

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home.

Patrol:  Keeps patrol on her territory. 

Warning:  Usually barks to warn of unusual situations.

Defense of Property:  Does not attach much importance to owner's property.

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents.

Attitude Towards Newborn Livestock:  Shows a gentle and/or protective nature.


 Summary of Structure
Belle is of average build with a long tail.  She has average movement with moderately fast speed.  Her agility and ability to maneuver is excellent with exceptional (gravity defying) jumping ability.  Belle's coat is low maintenance and doesn't mat easily.  She has a scissor bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Belle is confident, friendly/sociable, and mild mannered around unfamiliar adults.  She is very devoted, watchful, and affectionate towards her human family.  Her activity level is fairly busy.  Belle has a fairly calm, steady, and somewhat soft disposition.

 

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