Dog's Name
Valentine Cookie Tomme Gender
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  OwnerMichael Tomme
 BackgroundValentine Cookie Tomme is a sable female born in 2010 and evaluated at the age of two.  She is a sweet, friendly, loyal, playful, obedient, intelligent  Her owner would like to gain the knowledge and understanding to train her to the upmost potential.  Valentine is the first English Shepherd her owner has had.  He thinks it's too soon to say if she is the best dog he has ever had, but he thinks she is well on the way!
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily.

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

Power:  Livestock generally respects dog.

Stock Ethic:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock.

Biddability-responsiveness:  Very responsive to guidance.

Approach:  Adjusts as necessary.

Eye:  Loose (upright posute, less intense focus).

Bark:  Works silently.

Bite Frequency:  Seldom.

Bite Appropriateness:  As needed.

Bite Intensity:  Adjusts as needed. 

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 track by scent and find prey.

Pest Control:  Shows some interest in pest control.

Attitude Towards Newborn Livestock:  Gently protective nature.

 Summary of Structure
Valentine is of average build with a long tail.  She moves smoothly and effortlessly.  She has excellent ability to maneuver and is very fast with gravity defying jumping ability.  Her coat is low maintenance and doesn't mat easily.  She has a level bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Valentine is confident, friendly and mild mannered towards unfamiliar adults.  She is devoted, watchful and affectionate towards her human family.  Valentine has an active lifestyle.  She has a very calm, steady and soft disposition.


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