Dog's Name
 Newton's Buddy
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  Owned By
 Dwight Newton
 BackgroundBuddy is an intact black & tan male, born June 2004 and evaluated at 7 years of age. He has been working beef cattle daily since about 10 months of age.

Buddy's best quality is his grit. His owner had a Brangus bull get out; the bull was threatening to charge so Buddy was called to help out -- with Buddy's assistance, "the bull gave it up real quick and went right to the gate."

Buddy could, at times, mind a little better than he does... his listening has improved with age, however. Buddy likes to work and is with his owner from daylight to dark.
 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- driving
Power -- livestock are intensely aware of and respect Buddy

Stock Ethic -- maintains control appropriately, without causing undue stress
Work Ethic -- stays with the job, maintains focus

Biddability -- somewhat responsive to guidance and control
Approach -- adjusts as necessary -- works wide when driving; works close in with a horse or if his owner encourages him to

"Eye" -- medium, fairly intense concentration but upright and free-moving
Bark -- force barks (generally quiet but will bark to move stubborn stock)
Bite -- bites heels as needed; will bite hard if egged on, but adjusts forces as needed

Orientation -- livestock come second to his owner
Territoriality -- respects boundaries, stays at home
Patrol -- occasionally patrols the acre around the house & barnyard
Warning --always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- does not defend property
Defense of people -- fairly neutral
Tracking ability -- not tested; will track owner
Predators -- will always attempt to drive off predators; runs/ trees raccoons
Attitude towards newborns -- neutral in behavior
Pest control -- will kill rodents if he sees them

 Summary of Structure
Buddy weighs about 65 lobs, and has an average build with a long tail and a correct scissors bite. His movement is smooth and effortless; he is very agile. His coat is of good quality, requiring little grooming though he occasionally develops mats
 Summary of Temperament
Buddy is confident, friendly, and mild mannered towards strangers. He is very watchful and affectionate with family. Buddy is calm and steady, with a moderately soft disposition -- he is the the "low ranking" male among his owner's 3 male dogs; with people he is quite soft as well.

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