has worked dairy and beef cattle. He keeps the bull away
from people and out of the barn. He works quietly without a lot
of commotion. He captures escaped broilers and hens
when asked, and keeps the pigs back so they can be fed without
crowding the farmer. He has worked sheep at a herding
clinic and seemed to like it.
Jet is very bonded to and in tune with his
Jet grips appropriately, usually on the neck when
he feels his master is threatened. He prefers to gather.
He chases off strange cats but is
best friends with our barn cats. He kills wild rabbits but
ignores the domestic rabbits. He keeps visiting dogs away from
the toddler, the chickens and the cats. He alerts to the sound
of coyotes anywhere on the farm, which is one of the few times
he barks. He treats baby livestock with care when herding,
and his presence is accepted by their mothers.
Jet is biddable and easily discouraged by
correction. He will hunt and kill rodents and woodchucks,
and chases off crows and seagulls. He is exceptional at
knowing his territorial boundaries and stays home!
He is diplomatically protective of the 2 year old
daughter. When strange visitors rrive, he quietly positions
himself between them and the child until he is assured they're
friendly. He is equally diplomatic with visiting dogs. He
doesn't let them get near her, but he does it "politely". Nobody
gets too excited around him. He is good at diffusing
potentially volatile situations before they become something
that he actually has to handle.
PRGN ...and then some :-)
What a well rounded dog with a fantastic work ethic! PRGN...