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 Dog's Name
Foxhill Ripley, URO1, HCT-s, CGC Gender
 Male
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Foxhill Oklahoma Gold x Foxhill Malone's Magic  OwnerMary O'Connell
 BackgroundRipley is a neutered, sable male born in 2002 and evaluated at the age of 10.  He lives with his owner in Virginia.  Ripley is unfamiliar with clinics and trials, but has worked with sheep.  His owner praises his loyalty, devotion, intelligence and affection to those he loves but would like to improve his tolerance for people and dogs that he doesn't know.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily.

Herding Style:  No preference.

Power:  Livestock intensely aware of dog.

Stock Ethic:  Aggressive or rough asserting control of stock.

Biddability-responsiveness to owner:  Somewhat responsive to guidance.

Approach:  Close.

Eye:  Medium (more intense concentration but upright).

Bark:  Works Silently.

Bite Frequency:  Often.

Bite Location:  Tail.

Bite Appropriateness:  Slightly Excessive.

Bite Intensity:  Hard Bite.

Orientation:  Primarily interested in livestock.

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home.

Patrol:  Constantly patrols territory.

Warning:  Usually barks to warn of unusual situations.

Defense of Property:  Diligently protects owner's property.

Tracking Ability:  Doesn't track much.

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents.

 Summary of Structure
Ripley is of average build with a long tail.  His movement is average with moderately fast speed and average agility and jumping ability.  Ripley has a low maintenance coat that doesn't mat easily.  He has a scissor bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Ripley is wary and aloof with unfamiliar adults.  He can be mildly aggressive towards them.  He is very devoted, watchful, and affectionate to his human family.  Ripley has an active lifestyle.  His disposition is somewhat nervous and very impulsive/reactive.

 

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