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 Dog's Name
Gabrielle "Gabby" Gender
 Female
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Massie Creek's Good Shepherd x Dersam's Spark Plug  OwnerPamla Wood
 BackgroundGabby is black with some white female born in 2010 and evaluated at two years of age.  She lives on her farm in Kentucky where she works goats, sheep and chickens.  She bites as often as needed when working goats, but seldom bites sheep.  Gabby is very smart and easily "turns off" herding.  Her owner would like her to be a little less hard-headed and show a little more instinct.
 Summary of Working Traits

Herding Drive:  Works livestock readily.  

Herding Style:  No preference.

Power:  Livestock generally respects dog.

Stock Ethic:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock.

Biddability-responsiveness:  Somewhat responsive to guidance.

Approach:  Close.

Eye:  Loose (upright posture, less intense focus)

Bark:  Barks for stubborn stock.

Bite Frequency:  Sometimes.

Bite Location:  Heel.

Bite Appropriateness:  As needed.

Bite Intensity:  Adjusts as needed.

Orientation:  Livestock second to owner.

Territoriality:  Frequently wanders off property.

Patrol:  Seldom patrols territory.

Warning:  Barks to warn of unusual situations.

Defense of Property:  Does not attach much importance to owner's property.

Tracking Ability:  Does not track much.

Pest Control:  Hunts rodents.

Attitude Towards Newborn Stock:  Neutral in behavior. 

 Summary of Structure

Gabby has a light, leggy build with a long tail.  Her movement is smooth and effortless.  She has average ability to maneuver and jump and is moderately fast.  Her coat is low maintenance and doesn't mat easily.  She has a level bite.

 Summary of Temperament
Gabby is confident, friendly and mild mannered around unfamiliar adults.  She is detached, independent, and slightly stoic in behavior towards her human family.  Gabby has an active lifestyle.  Her disposition leans towards being slightly nervous, very impulsive, reactive and somewhat soft.

 

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