Dog's Name
Craig Creek Faramir Gender
 Pedigree link
Montrose's Backer's Acres Strudel x Montrose's Sandy Forest Eleanor  OwnerSamantha Old
 BackgroundFaramir is an intact male born in 2010 and evaluated at the age of two.  He lives on a farm in Virginia where he works poultry daily, dairy goats, occasionally, and has worked beef cattle once.  Traits that are like best about Faramir are his trustworthiness and consistency.  His human family would like to see him calmer in the house and around people and less sensitive about being handled and loud sounds.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily when needed.  Will work independently when needed.

Herding Style:  Driving but will head when necessary.

Power:  Livestock are intensely aware of his presence at all times. 

Stock Ethic:  Generally maintains control appropriately without causing undue stress.

Work Ethic:  Stays with the job, maintains focus, and will work independently as well as out-of-sight.

Biddability-Responsivess to Owner:  Somewhat responsive to guidance, control, but fully expects improvement with more training.

Approach:  Adjusts as necessary to maintain control of situation.

Eye:  Loose (generally upright posture, free-moving style, less intense focus)

Bark:  Force Bark - Approaches tock loud and fast but then quiets when stock respond.

Bite Frequency:  When necessary.

Bite Location:  Heel, Nose or Ear

Bite Appropriateness:  Bites as needed.

Bite Intensity:  As hard and often as needed to gain respect. 

Orientation:  Leans primarily interested in livestock.

Territoriality:  Generally respects boundaries, stays home.  Will run with other dogs, but first to come back when called.

Patrol:  Constantly patrols territory.

Warning:  Barks to warn of unusual situations.  Uses a variety of verbalizations to signal.

Defense of Property:  Has not had an opportunity to defend from a true threat, but would probably defend owner's property.

Defense of People:  Diligently protects owner "watches your back".  Has protected handler when threatened by stock.

Tracking Ability:  Will track by scent to find prey or missing livestock.

Attitude toward Newborn Livestock:  Neutral in behavior.

Pest Control:  Shows little interest in pest control. 

 Summary of Structure

Faramir is light and leggy built with a long tail.  He moves smoothly, effortlessly and very fast.  He has excellent ability to maneuver and exceptional (gravity-defying) jumping ability.  His coat is short and thin, low maintenance that stays clean.  His bite is a scissors bite with full dentition.

 Summary of Temperament
Faramir is confident, sociable, and slightly aggressive toward unfamiliar adults.  He is devoted, watchful, and affectionate to his human family.  He has an active lifestyle on the farm.  His disposition is calm, impulsive, but fairly soft.


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