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 Dog's Name
Shellrock's Cinna-Bon
 Gender
 Female
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Dam:  Buttonwood Farm Lady Adelaide

Sire:  Cimarron Whiskey River

  Owner Joan Oakes
 BackgroundBonnie is a four-year old, intact female living with her owner on a farm in Oregon.  She works primarily with chickens and ducks, but has been introduced to sheep.  Bonnie is always a willing partner, whether in play or at work.  She stays on task without giving up or getting demotivated, but will stop her activity when asked.  She is eager to learn - eager to work on the property - and is an excellent agility partner.  Bonnie doesn't like loud noises and doesn't relax readily when traveling.  Although this has improved with maturity, her owner would like it to see more improvement.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily

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

 

Power - a Dog's Presence on Stock:  Livestock intensely aware of dog

Biddability-Responsiveness to Owner:  Very responsive to guidance

Approach-Preferred Distance Off Stock:  Close

Eye:  Medium (more intense concentration but upright)

Bark:  Barks for stubborn stock

Unable to evaluate bite

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home

Patrol:  Constantly patrols territory

Warning:  Always barks at unusual situations

Defense of Property:  Diligently protects owner's property

Tracking Ability:  Will tract by scent to prey

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents etc.

 Summary of Structure
Bonnie's build is light, leggy with a long tail.  She has average movement with moderately fast speed.  She has excellent ability to maneuver with average jumping ability.  Her coat is low maintenance and doesn't mat easily.  She has a scissor bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Bonnie is fairly confident and sociable around unfamiliar adults.  She is very devoted, watchful, and affectionate towards her human family.  Bonnie is active.  Her disposition is calm, somewhat reactive and slightly hard.

 

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