DoB: August 23, 2017
HERDING INSTINCT: Keen to work, has been on calves & yearling heifers so far with no quit.
ISSUES: Overly reactive towards adults if children were upset/distressed.
Piper is a very busy girl - always on the move & needing something to chase. She is not bad with the other dogs but if the chase game gets too rough, she is right in there grabbing ankles.
Currently, she is fostered south of Calgary on a working cattle ranch, where they've been testing her on calves & yearlings. She has been doing very well - very intense off the top but after a swift kick from a yearling, she dialed it down but did not quit. Bringing in a quieter, experienced dog to help handle the yearlings helped her quite a bit. Her foster family believe she has some potential, once she improves her listening skills & tunes in a bit more.
She has been fitting in really well with their two female dogs, of about the same age, & they love to play. She has been fantastic around their young children - very respectful, gentle & quiet. They say she is really nice, all around.
Piper was surrendered by a family with multiple kids but NOT because she didn't like the kids. She was very good around the kids but if a child was in distress (fell down, crying) & an adult came to help the child, she would act aggressively towards the adult. The chances of her nipping or biting the kids by mistake was the big concern.