Dog's Name
 Z-Best Haylie
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 ESCR Owned By
 Laura Workman
 BackgroundHaylie is a tricolor female born in September 2004 and evaluated at 6 years of age. She was brought up and lives on a small homestead, with daily access to livestock of widely varied types including cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, ducks and other poultry.

Haylie is always on the job, always concerned that she is doing the right thing. Sweet and sensitive, she is a best friend and helper. She is a joy to work with and a delightful addition to her owner's household. She is exceptional at jobs that require finesse. For example, she once retrieved a 3 week old blind turkey poult from 30 feet under the deck, gently nudging it toward the opening until her owner could reach it. She also has the ability to use force when necessary, as when driving swine, or moving a reluctant lead ewe or a ram . She can be a bit hesitant to push the female goats, but has no trouble with the bucks
 Summary of Working Traits
Keenness/ Drive -- works readily when needed
Style -- gathering
Power -- livestock are intensely aware of and respect Haylie

Stock Ethic -- maintains control appropriately without causing undue stress
Work Ethic -- stays with job, maintains focus; will work independently if needed

Biddability -- very responsive to guidance and control
Approach -- close by nature but adjusts as needed
"Eye" -- medium - upright and free-moving but with fairly intense concentration
Bark -- force barks
Bite -- bites as needed (which is seldom), adjusting force to situation, hits heels, above hock, and nose

Orientation -- livestock come second to owner
Territoriality -- respects boundaries, stays at home
Patrol -- constantly patrols territory
Warning -- always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- staunchly defends owner's property
Defense of people -- diligently protects owner, "watches your back"
Tracking ability -- will track by scent and find prey
Predators -- drives off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- shows gentle and/or protective nature
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents

 Summary of Structure
Haylie has an average build with a long tail and correct scissors bite. Her movement is smooth and effortless; she is very fast and agile, with average jumping ability . Her coat is low maintenance and of good quality.
 Summary of Temperament
Haylie is confident and moderately sociable with visitors, with a fairly low key demeanor. She is very devoted and affectionate with family. Haylie is on the laidback side, very calm and steady, and has a soft disposition.

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