American Working Farmcollie Association

Backer’s Acres Emma Good Girl 115 PRGN English Shepherd

August 13th, 2007
Health Clearances
MDR1 Normal/Normal
Reproductive Status
Clarene Backer
Greene IA
Emma has worked sheep goats and poultry. She only works when humans are present and she runs right up to the stock and barks to make them move. We had cattle until recently and she worked better on them as she is a little tougher on the livestock. She works livestock only with me by her side. She will not leave me and go into a pen and work on her own.
Emma grips on the heel hock or neck when moving ewes that straggle or are slow in her opinion, and prefers to drive stock away from her master. She does not like to have even our other dogs near the livestock or me or the grandkids.
This dog, even while still a pup in the whelping box broke up fights by the other pups and yapped at them. Emma barks treed and will stand on the side of the tree barking for some time. She is a very avid hunter and fearless in the face of large of vicious prey.
A moderately energetic dog, Emma is eager to please but easily discouraged by correction. She is not aggressive toward strangers.

A very classic, bonded “rule dog” PRGN…

~ Judy Bates
Emma has many AWFA registered ancestors in her pedigree!

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