American Working Farmcollie Association

Cimarron Cinders 67 PRGN English Shepherd

June 4th, 2005
Reproductive Status
40 lbs.
Clarene Backer
Greene IA
Cindy is a tag-along dog who has learned to herd by appropriate positive and negative reinforcement.  She has worked sheep, goats, cattle and geese.  She has a lot of prey drive and does best with less flighty stock.  She uses different styles in different situations.  Sometimes she crouches when herding, using eye to control stock, and sometimes she uses dominance behaviors.  She barks often when herding.  Cindy herds independently, returning escapees to their proper pen without instruction.
She loves babies and defends her livestock when they are threatened.  Her owner sold a foal.  When the man tried to take the foal home, Cindy let him know that was HER baby.  She knows her territory and stays on it, guarding it from all strange dogs and predators.
She routinely hunts vermin and is a willing fighter with large or vicious prey.  She is a moderately soft dog who loves her master.  She is wary of other strangers but is called off easily once introduced.

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