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