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 Dog's Name
Hagle's Ring
 Gender
 Female
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Dam: Hetzner's Mona

 Sire:  Shepherd's Way Mace

  Owner Susan Hagle
 BackgroundRing is a five-year old, intact female living with her family in Idaho.  She works with cattle and has had some training with sheep.  Ring works calmly, intelligently, and tries to get the job done without undue conflict.  If needed,she will step up the pressure.  She really seems to excel working with sheep.  Depending on which end of the stock needs work, Ring will grip the heel or nose.  Her owner would like her energy level to be stronger.  She isn't as "up" for long days on the job as her mother is at the age of eleven.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily

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

Power - A Dog's Presence on Stock:  Livestock generally respects dog

 

Ethic - Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock

 

Biddability - Responsiveness to Owner:  Very responsive to guidance

 

Approach - Preferred Distance Off Stock:  Adjusts as necessary

Eye:  Loose (upright posture, less intense focus)

Bark:  Barks for stubborn stock

Bite-Frequency:  Sometimes

Bite-Location:  Heel

Bite-Appropriateness:  As needed

Bite-Intensity:  Soft bite

Orientation:  Interested in livestock to owner

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home

Patrol:  Patrols territory

 

Warning:  Always barks at unusual situations

Defense of Property:  Diligently protects owner's property

Tracking Ability:  Seldom tracks

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents, etc.

Attitude Towards Newborn Stock:  Shows gentle and/or protective nature

 Summary of Structure
Ring is average in build with a long tail.  Her coat is low maintenance that doesn't mat easily.  She is moderately fast with average ability to maneuver and jump.
 Summary of Temperament
Ring is fairly confident and sociable around unfamiliar (non-threatening) adults.  She is devoted, watchful and affectionate towards her human family.  Ring has a moderate activity level with a very calm, very steady disposition.

 

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