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 Dog's Name
Van Loon's Dually
 Gender
 Female
 Pedigree link
Trail Blazer Koda X Sweet Home Farms Lucy
  Owner Melissa Van Loon
 BackgroundDually is an intact female living with her family on a farm in Oregon.  She was born in 2011 and at the time of evaluation, she was two-years old.  She works with cattle and chickens on her farm.  Dually is very biddable and prudent, yet can be aggressive when needed.  She has great enthusiasm towards working stock.  She alerts when wildlife come on the property and is calm and collected when not working.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily.

Herding Style:  Driving (Keeps stock grouped moving away from handler).

Power:  Livestock generally respects dog.

Work Ethic:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock.

Biddability-Responsiveness to Owner:  Very responsive to guidance.

Approach=Preferred Distance Off Stock:  Close.

Eye:  Loose (Upright posture, less intense focus).

Bark:  Sustained barking.

Bite - Frequency:  Often.

Bite - Location:  Heel.

Bite - Appropriateness:  As needed.

Bite - Intensity:  Hard bite.

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner.

Territoriality:  Respects boundaries, stays home.

Patrol:  Patrols territory.

Warning:  Barks at unusual situations.

Defense of Property:  Defends owner's property.

Tracking Ability:  Doesn't usually tract.

 Pest Control:  Doesn't usually hunt rodents.

Attitude Towards Newborn Stock:  Gently protective nature.

 Summary of Structure
Dually has a low maintenance coat, long tail and is of average build.  Her movement is smooth and effortless with very fast speed and excellent agility.  Dually has exceptional jumping ability and a scissor bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Dually is mildly wary of strangers, but warms up to new people quickly.  She is very affectionate and devoted to her human family.  She's calm and collected when not working.

 

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