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 Dog's Name
Holdfast White Oak Logan
 Gender
 Male
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Dam: Wingler's White Oak Kira

Sire:  Maple Grove Farm's Rimrock Drover

  Owner Sandra Payne Greene
 BackgroundLogan is a three-year old, intact male living with his family on a small acreage in North Carolina.  Logan's experience with livestock is working sheep (heavy and light) and poultry on friends' farms, as well as herding clinics and trials.  He has been introduced to working cattle in a clinic setting.  By nature, Logan is a cheerful and outgoing dog.  He is an enthusiastic companion and training partner.  He is game for just about anything.  Logan is friendly on first meeting with non-threatening strangers and shows good social skills with other dogs.  He can be impulsive and busy, but is settling with maturity.  Logan has a strong hunting interest and will go up a tree after a squirrel.  He actively chases off coyotes and birds of prey.  Included in his household are two cats, which he protects and keeps well groomed.  His activities and dog sports include:  Herding, Agility, Tracking, Barn Hunts, Nosework, and Rally.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily

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

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

Ethic - Control Without Abusing Stock:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock

Biddability - Responsiveness to Owner:  Somewhat responsive to guidance

Approach - Preferred Distance Off Stock:  Close

Eye:  Loose(upright posture, less intense focus)

Bark:  Barks for stubborn stock

Bite - Frequency:  Sometimes

Bite - Location:  Above hock

Bite - Appropriateness:  As needed

Bite - Intensity:  Adjusts as needed

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home

Patrol:  Patrols territory 

Warning:  Barks at unusual situations

Defense of Property:  Diligently protects owner's property

Tracking Ability:  Will track by scent to prey

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents, etc.

Attitude Towards Newborn Stock:  Gently protective nature

 

 Summary of Structure
Logan is of average build with a long tail.  His movement is smooth and effortless.  He has excellent agility with gravity defying jumping ability.  Logan's coat is low maintenance and doesn't mat easily.  He has a level bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Logan is confident, friendly and mild around unfamiliar adults.  He is devoted, watchful and affectionate towards his human family.  He is very active.

 

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