American Working Farmcollie Association

Cimarron Indigo Skye 71 PRGN English Shepherd

December 1st, 2004
Health Clearances
MDR1 Normal/Normal
Reproductive Status
68 lbs.
Judy Bates
Whiteford MD
Skye works on a goat and chicken farm. She is expected to help with the movement of both types of stock and she does a terrific job of applying just enough pressure to accomplish her task. She can be gentle and calming but will not back down from a confrontation. She is a bossy dog who reads her owner to know what is needed from her and sees that the job gets done whether that be getting the doe back in the fence or guarding the cookie jar. Her owner is protected from pushy stock as Skye keeps the bucks in the corner until the feeding is done. She moves the animals with a lot of shouldering and growling and she seldom barks when herding. She herds responsibly when she is left in charge and will return any escapees to their proper place in the absence of her owner.
When not actively working she is friendly with the stock. She has vehemently guarded newborn kids from the other dogs and takes over the cleaning duties, including trying to nurse them. She is a very territorial dog who knows her boundaries and stays home to protect them.
She trees squirrels and will stand whining and barking periodically. She loves to hunt mice and rats and will track them to their hole and wait them out. Skye is steady and responsive and always ready to lend a hand.

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