Ethic -- maintains control appropriately, without causing undue
stress in stock
Work Ethic -- maintains focus and finishes her work; will act independently
-- very responsive to guidance, control, particularly as she has
matured and added "miles"
Approach -- close
"Eye" -- loose-eyed, upright posture and free-moving
Bark -- generally silent but force barks as needed to move stubborn
Bite -- bites when needed, primarily heels, nose or ear, adjusting
intensity to suit situation
Primary orientation -- livestock come second to her owner
Territoriality -- respects boundaries, stays home
Patrol -- patrols regularly
Warning -- always barks to warn of unusual situations
Defense of property -- staunchly defends owner's property
Defense of people -- alert, ready to "watch your back"
Tracking ability -- excellent
Predators -- drives off predators
Attitude towards newborns -- neutral, but playful antics of lambs
capture her interest!
Pest control -- routinely hunts rodents