American Working Farmcollie Association

Backer’s Acres Cimarron Buddy 114 PRGN English Shepherd

June 12th, 2008
Health Clearances
MDR1 Normal/Normal
Reproductive Status
Clarene Backer
Greene IA
Buddy has worked sheep goats and poultry. At this young age he has best control over the chickens. The goats are very flighty and he is able to move them easily. The sheep at this part of the year (late summer) are seasoned ewes who don’t take anything from an unseasoned dog. Therefore he has the most problems with the ewes, however with my help and encouragement we are able to generally move the ewes successfully. He never grips and seldom barks at the livestock rather Buddy uses dominant posture and shouldering for control. He prefers to drive the stock away form his master.
Buddy loves children, watches his master’s back, keeping ill tempered or eager livestock away. He returns escapees to their proper pasture.
He chases off strange dogs and knows the limits of his territory.
Buddy is biddable and will not quit on the job. He will hunt and kill rodents and is a willing fighter when faced with larger than normal or vicious prey.
He is protective of his territory and does not allow strangers out of the car until he is told it is OK.

Sounds like a nice confident, eager to please dog… PGRN

-Judy Bates

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