- October 13th, 2002
- Health Clearances
- MDR1 Normal/Normal
- Kathie Lawrence
- Charleston IL
Jake has worked cattle, horses, sheep, donkeys, and chickens. He does best with the cattle and horses. The bigger animals aren’t too worried about him and will follow his lead. The sheep came from a farm where they trained Kelpies and the sheep were fearful of all dogs, to the point that is they saw a dog they would run in the barn and hide. Jake works slowly around them so there is now some trust and makes buddies with them when he can. The donkeys are just plain terrible to herd! You can get them close to where you want them and they will turn and chase him down. Jake does ok with the chickens, sometimes has to be reminded to slow down.
Jake is very gentle and protective with baby livestock. He varies his herding force to suit the situation and prefers to drive.
Jake hunts and kills vermin and will corner varmints and stand there barking until help comes.
Jake is very bonded to his person. He listens to direction and is not easily discouraged.
Jake gets along well with other dogs and does not show aggression towards strangers.
A very classic, bonded “rule dog” PRGN…
~ Judy Bates