Dog's Name
 Wingler's White Oak Kira
 Pedigree link
 Blacksheep Sam x Blacksheep Suzy Owned By
 Rebecca Wingler
 BackgroundKira is a tricolor female, born 2005 and evaluated at just over two years of age. Her owner does not have livestock so Kira's stock-working experience has been gained on local farms and in structured clinic and trial settings, where she has worked sheep. She has her "Junior Herd Dog" title from AHBA.

Kira is an extremely smart, level-headed ES who processes things very quickly in her mind. Her biddability is one of her main attributes. She will call off livestock or other situations because "you" want her to. She is willing to obey even if it is not her idea of fun at the time. She is able to work in new situations without being distracted. She could use more confidence in tight situations or with aggressive livestock, but these things are developing with age and experience.

 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- gathering dog
Power -- livestock generally respect Kira; still developing ability to work difficult stock at a distance                 from handler

Stock Ethic -- maintains control appropriately, without causing undue stress
Work Ethic -- generally stays with the job and maintains focus

Biddability -- usually responsive to guidance and control, occasionally argues when directions are
Approach -- close, although she is widening out as she gains experience
"Eye" -- loose - eyed, upright and free-moving style
Bark -- generally silent but will force-bark on occasion
Bite -- bites sometimes, generally above hock and when appropriate

Territoriality -- respects boundaries and stays at home
Patrol -- patrols occasionally
Warning -- barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- protective of owner's property

Tracking ability -- shows tracking ability
Predators -- drives off predators.
Attitude towards newborns -- shows patience in working with lambs
Pest control -- hunts rodents, snakes, etc.

 Summary of Structure
Kira is a very agile, athletic dog, with a light leggy build and long tail. She is very fast and an excellent jumper, with smooth effortless movement. She has a low maintenance coat and correct scissors bite.
 Summary of Temperament
Kira is confident and friendly, greeting new people with a low key demeanor. She is affectionate and devoted with family. She has a calm, steady personality and likes to stay busy. She takes correction very readily.

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