Dog's Name
 Williams Dawg
 Pedigree link
 Roger's Tara x Abe Owned By
 Gary Williams
 BackgroundDawg is a tricolor, intact male, born January 1996 and evaluated at twelve years of age. Dawg lives on his owner's farm in South Dakota and has been exposed to livestock work -- with range beef cattle -- since he was a small pup. He is a devoted worker who works best for his owner, one on one.
 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- natural driving dog
Power -- livestock are intensely aware of and respect Dawg

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

Biddability -- very 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 -- bites when and where appropriate, sometimes grabs tails

Orientation -- focused on livestock but responsive to owner
Territoriality -- respects boundaries and stays at home
Patrol -- patrols occasionally
Warning -- always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- somewhat protective of owner's property
Defense of people -- alert but fairly laidback
Tracking ability -- will track by scent and find prey
Predators -- alerts to predators
Attitude towards newborns -- gentle with newborns
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Dawg is of average build, with a natural bobtail, level bite, and fairly heavy coat. He is a natural athlete with smooth effortless movement, exceptional jumping ability and agility, and great speed.
 Summary of Temperament
Dawg is confident and friendly in his approach to strangers. He is very devoted and affectionate with family. He is active, with an eager but calm, steady disposition. He responds quicky to pressure.

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