Dog's Name
Parmely's Joni
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  Owned By
 JoLynne Parmely
 BackgroundJoni is a tricolor female, born August 2004, evaluated May 2007 (age 2). Her owners are livestock contractors for rodeos, and Joni helps out on their farm, helping manage their cows, horses, and roping calves.

Joni is a dog who looks deep into your eyes and tries to understand what you want. She is extremely athletic and willing and as she matures is showing ever more confidence on stock.
 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- natural driving dog
Power -- moderate; livestock generally respect Joni

Stock Ethic -- maintains control without causing undue stress in stock; as she gains experience she           is taking more responsibility for controlling stock
Work Ethic -- somewhat distractible, but again, improving with experience and maturity

Biddability -- responsive to guidance, control
Approach -- close
"Eye" -- medium; fairly intense concentration, but upright and free-moving
Bark -- force barks as needed to move stubborn stock
Bite -- bites when needed, primarily heels or above hock, adjusting intensity to suit situation

Primary orientation -- more focused on owner than on livestock
Territoriality -- explores but respects boundaries
Patrol -- patrols regularly
Warning -- always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- staunchly defends owner's property
Defense of people -- alert, always ready to "watch your back" around livestock

Tracking ability -- moderate
Predators -- drives off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- very kind and nurturing
Pest control -- somewhat interested in pest control

 Summary of Structure
Joni has an average build and a natural bobtail (about 4 -6"). Her movement is smooth and effortless, and she has her father's exceptional jumping ability. She is very fast and agile. Her coat tends to be very heavy although it does not mat or tangle.
 Summary of Temperament
Joni is interested in visitors and mild in demeanor while meeting them; as a pup she would tend to hang back a bit, but as she matures she is becoming more outgoing. She is very devoted and affectionate with family members. She has a calm disposition, quick reflexes, and is quite resilient.

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