Herding Drive: Works livestock readily when needed. Will work independently when needed.
Herding Style: Driving but will head when necessary.
Power: Livestock are intensely aware of his presence at all times.
Stock Ethic: Generally maintains control appropriately without causing undue stress.
Work Ethic: Stays with the job, maintains focus, and will work independently as well as out-of-sight.
Biddability-Responsivess to Owner: Somewhat responsive to guidance, control, but fully expects improvement with more training.
Approach: Adjusts as necessary to maintain control of situation.
Eye: Loose (generally upright posture, free-moving style, less intense focus)
Bark: Force Bark - Approaches tock loud and fast but then quiets when stock respond.
Bite Frequency: When necessary.
Bite Location: Heel, Nose or Ear
Bite Appropriateness: Bites as needed.
Bite Intensity: As hard and often as needed to gain respect.
Orientation: Leans primarily interested in livestock.
Territoriality: Generally respects boundaries, stays home. Will run with other dogs, but first to come back when called.
Patrol: Constantly patrols territory.
Warning: Barks to warn of unusual situations. Uses a variety of verbalizations to signal.
Defense of Property: Has not had an opportunity to defend from a true threat, but would probably defend owner's property.
Defense of People: Diligently protects owner "watches your back". Has protected handler when threatened by stock.
Tracking Ability: Will track by scent to find prey or missing livestock.
Attitude toward Newborn Livestock: Neutral in behavior.
Pest Control: Shows little interest in pest control.