Dog's Name
Nobel's Tootsie Roll
 Pedigree link
Trafton's Strongwind Max X Trafton's Strongwind Reba
  Owner Kristen Nobel
 BackgroundTootsie is an intact female born in 2011, living with her family on a farm in Maine where she works with sheep and poultry.  At the time of evaluation, she was over two-years old.  She loves to work and is easy to train.  She constantly alert and aware of what's going on.  Her owner would like to have her trained to gather or separate the flock.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily.

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

Power:  Livestock intensely aware of dog

Work Ethic:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock.

Biddability-Responsiveness to Owner:  Very responsive to guidance.

Approach-Preferred Distance Off Stock:  Close.

Eye:  Medium (More intense concentration but upright).

Bark:  Works silently.

Bite - Location:  Neck.

Bite - Appropriateness:  As needed.

Bite - Intensity:  Adjusts as needed.

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner.

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home. 

Patrol:  Patrols territory.

Warning:  Always barks at unusual situations.

Defense of Property:  Diligently protects owner's property.

Tracking Ability:  Will track by scent to find prey.

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents.

Attitude Towards Newborn Stock:  Gently protective nature. 


 Summary of Structure
Tootsie is an average built dog with a long tail and low maintenance coat.  She is very fast with smooth and effortless movement.  She has excellent maneuverability and gravity-defying jumping ability.
 Summary of Temperament
Tootsie is confident and friendly interested in unfamiliar adults.  She is affectionate and devoted to her human family.


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