is a highly biddable dog; he will stop on a dime when called, even
if he is going full speed. He is soft, gentle and very adoring in
the house, but he is Boss with the cows in the pasture. He has learned
how to be with the cows in very small spaces such as the milking
parlor, and the cattle accept his presence. He is devoted to his
owner and friendly with one and all.
enjoys "clearing the way" for his owner -- including chasing
birds out of the yard when Rose comes outside; he views it as part
of his job, though technically this is not in the job description!
Ethic -- maintains control appropriately without causing undue stress
Work Ethic -- stays with the job, maintains focus... Danny lives
to please and will not quit his owner!
-- "most biddable dog I have ever met and I did not train this
-- he came this way!"
Approach -- close
"Eye" -- loose (upright and free-moving)
Bark -- generally works silently (esp. calves) but force barks to
get cows out of milk parlor if necessary
Bite -- soft mouth, bites only as needed (front or rear) which is
Orientation -- livestock come second to his owner
Territoriality -- respects boundaries, stays at home
Patrol -- patrols occasionally but not excessively
Warning -- always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- staunchly defends owner's property, though
he is not mean to strangers
Defense of people -- diligently protects his owner
Tracking ability -- will track by scent and find prey
Predators -- drives off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- shows gentle and/or protective nature
Pest control -- hunts rodents on occasion, though Danny's packmates
(2 farmcollies) have this job covered!
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