Dog's Name
 Partlow's Little Rascal
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 Partlow's Buster Brown x Caledonia Holly Owned By
 Jim & Darlene Partlow
 BackgroundRascal is a tricolor, intact male, born December 2006 and evaluated at one year of age. Rascal lives on his owner's farm in Iowa, and has been exposed to livestock work -- with range beef cattle -- since he was a small pup. His owner notes, "He is a great friend and worker. Has lots of guts -- 'can take a licken and keep on ticken!' Where ever you go, Rascal is right there with you."

Rascal's youth shows through in his energy level. He can be a little pushy in the lot, but he'll listen and back off when told. He does not care for cats.

 Summary of Working Traits
   Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- natural driving dog
Power -- livestock are intensely aware of and respect Rascal

Stock Ethic -- generally maintains control appropriately, without causing undue stress
Work Ethic -- stays with the job and maintains focus; will work independently as needed

Biddability -- responsive to guidance and control
Approach -- close, but will adjust as needed
"Eye" -- loose (generally upright and free moving)
Bark -- force barks if needed to move stubborn stock
Bite -- will bite heels as needed (which is seldom)

Territoriality -- respects boundaries and stays at home
Patrol -- patrols occasionally
Warning -- always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- protective of owner's property
Tracking ability -- will track by scent and find prey
Predators -- alerts to predators
Attitude towards newborns -- unable to assess yet: will know more after calving season!
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Rascal is of average build, with a long tail, level bite, and good quality (low maintenance) coat. He is a natural athlete with smooth effortless movement, exceptional jumping ability and agility, and great speed.
 Summary of Temperament
Rascal is confident and low key in his approach to strangers. He is very devoted and affectionate with family. He is moderately active, with an eager but calm disposition. He is able to handle pressure.

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