Herding Drive: Works livestock readily when needed.
Herding Style: Driving (dog keeps stock grouped while pushing stock away from handler).
Power: Livestock are intensely aware of and respect dog at all times.
Stock Ethic: Dog typically aggressive or rough in asserting control.
Work Ethic: Stays with the job, maintains focus. Will work independently if necessary (example: returning escaped animals to pasture or pen).
Responsiveness, Biddability: Very responsive to guidance, control.
Eye: Loose (generally upright posture, free-moving style, less intense focus).
Bark: Force barks (fairly quiet but readily barks to move stubborn stock).
Bite Frequency: Often.
Bite Location: Heel, Above Hock, Tail.
Bite Appropriateness: Bites as needed.
Bite Intensity on stock: Hard bite.
Orientation: Primarily interested in livestock.
Territoriality: Respects boundaries, stays home.
Patrol: Constantly patrols territory.
Warning: Always barks to warn of unusual situations.
Defense of Property: Staunchly defends owner's property.
Defense of People: Protects owner, "watches your back".
Tracking Ability: Will track by scent and find prey.
Predators: Will kill predators.
Attitude towards newborn livestock: Generally is gently and protective in nature.
Pest Control: Routinely hunts rodents.