Dog's Name
 Winged Elm Becky
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  Owned By
 Cindy Tanner
 BackgroundBecky is a tricolor female, born February 2008 and evaluated at 2 years of age. She has daily exposure to livestock including beef cattle (steers), pigs and poultry, on her owner's farm.

Becky has many wonderful qualities. She is extremely affectionate and attentive toward family, easygoing with outsiders, patient and friendly with children. She barks at arriving visitors, chases away deer and intruding dogs, seeks out and kills rodents. She is a quick learner; she is responsive, more or less, to direction and sensitive to criticism, though not so soft she'll fold. She's gritty but not hard-headed. She's healthy, intelligent, agile, and well put together -- feminine and lovely, with a natural bobtail.

She could use a little more heading and fetching instinct, to balance out her working skills.

 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- driving
Power -- livestock are intensely aware of and respect Becky

Stock Ethic -- generally maintains control appropriately, occasionally aggressive or rough -- especially with hogs (sometimes bites when it is not necessary)

Work Ethic -- stays with the job, maintains focus

Biddability -- overall, very responsive to guidance and control; occasionally needs reminding to tone it down with the hogs -- her owner notes that she has not put in the training needed to achieve quick response in all situations

Approach -- close
"Eye" -- generally loose-eyed, though with flightier stock (like poultry) she uses more eye
Bark -- works silently
Bite -- adjusts as need, biting cattle above hock/tail and hogs on neck/ear; does not attempt to bite chickens

Orientation -- livestock come second to her owner
Territoriality -- occasionally wanders off property
Patrol -- patrols intermitently
Warning -- generally barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- mild
Defense of people -- moderate
Tracking ability -- good tracking ability
Predators -- warns off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- not applicable
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Becky has an average build with a natural bobtail (3 - 4") and a correct "scissors" bite. Her movement is smooth and effortless; she is very fast with excellent agility and average jumping ability. Becky's coat is of good quality, requiring little maintenance.
 Summary of Temperament
Becky is confident and friendly with strangers, with a mild easygoing manner. She is devoted and very affectionate with family. She is not a particularly busy dog. Her disposition is steady, calm and moderately soft

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