Shooter is an enthusiastic herding dog who shows tendencies
toward guardian nature. He is an extremely powerful dog,
able to command 300 Holsteins in open pasture. What he
lacks in herding style he more than makes up for with brains.
Show him the goal and he will get it done. He loves the
front end of a cow, but drives effectively from the rear in both
chute situations and in pasture. Shooter is a very
protective dog. No cow is allowed to approach his masters.
He is especially protective of the children when they are near
the stock. He has also warned several visitors with a low
growl or nose bump when they
approached his master from behind when master was unaware of
their presence. Shooter will stand guard over a cow who
falls in the barn, keeping all the other cows away and he
proudly protects the kittens that are born in his dog house. He
is the top dog on the farm and makes attempts to keep the other
dogs out of harm's way. He has a nose to rival a
bloodhound and tracks proficiently. He has very little
interest in chasing any kind of critter or moving object.
Shooter is an independent thinker, capable of making good
decisions without instruction or even his master's presence.
Once you have earned his respect he will consider your command,
but he will always defer to his master. He is content to
lie around until there is work to do. He is capable of
great force and energy when the need arises.