American Working Farmcollie Association

Pretti’s Boston Gypsy 116 PRGN English Shepherd/Rough Collie

October 10th, 2008
Reproductive Status
Nicci Pretti
Williams, OR
Gypsy has worked dexter cattle, goats, chickens, ducks. She absolutely loves moving cattle, the goats and poultry don’t need much moving but she does push them back where she thinks they should be. Gypsy excels at herding our Dexter cattle, it comes very natural to her. She drives and circles the herd where they need to go almost as though there’s an invisible lasso around them, seldom barking.
Gypsy usually grips on the hock occasionally on the heel sometimes the tail.
Gypsy has cornered prey and stood barking for help for a period of time. She utilizes tracking skills to find rodents and other pests such as raccoons.
Gypsy is my daughters playmate letting her cover her in dirt, lay on her and remove her collar a dozen times a day.
She stays very alert when I’m milking the cow and goats making sure I’m not bothered always watching my back. She wants the livestock in their place always moving the poultry back to the coop. She has a soft, playful and nurturing side, letting the kittens snuggle with her.
Gypsy listens to direction and is not easily discouraged.
Gypsy alerts the family when someone has come in the front drive.

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