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 Dog's Name
Glimmercroft Riley
 Gender
 Female
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Sire: Glimmercroft Tanner

Dam: Z-Best Haylie

  Owner Laura Workman
 BackgroundRiley is an intact female born in April, 2009.  She was evaluated at the age of five.  Riley is ESCR registered under the name of Glimmercroft Greer.  She lives with her owner on a farm where she works with poultry, pigs, goats, and cattle.  Riley's owner likes her work ethic and enthusiasm for work, her athletic ability, judgment, and  biddability.  She was recently returned to her owner after being sold as a puppy.  She is improving in training, experience and socialization.
 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 intensely aware of dog

Work Ethic:  Controls appropriately without undo stress to stock

Biddability-Responsiveness to Owner:  Very responsive to guidance

Approach-Preferred Distance Off Stock:  Adjusts as necessary

Eye:  Loose (upright posture, less intense focus)

Bark:  Works silently

Bite-Frequency:  Seldom

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 to warn of unusual situations

Defense of Property:  Diligently protects owner's property

Tracking Ability:  Will track by scent and find prey

Pest Control:  Routinely hunts rodents, etc.

Attitude Towards Newborn Stock:  Shows gentle and protective nature 

 Summary of Structure
Riley  is of average build with a long tail.  She is very fast with smooth and effortless movement.  She has gravity defying jumping ability.  Her coat is low maintenance which doesn't mat easily.  She has a scissor bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Riley strongly discourages unaccompanied strangers from coming on the property, but once she is told that someone is OK, she is very friendly, actively seeking their attention and affection.  She is devoted, watchful, and affectionate towards her human family. Her indoor activity is low.  Outdoors, she is full of energy, always eager to work or play.  She loves to work, but is readily switched off and is completely trustworthy around familiar livestock.

 

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