Cimarron Indigo Skye

Kozar's Molly x Cimarron Rustler

 

 

 

Hi Elaine,  Congrats on the new litter!  IMO that breeding is a winning combination, so I'm so glad your still breeding Rusty and Molly.

Skye as a pup

Skye is really maturing into a lovely, all around farm dog. Her style has been changing ever since she went into her first heat. I can see more and more of Grandma Mona coming out. She is still an extremely biddable dog but with a core of steel and I love it. She has a heck of a nose and is quite the mouse and rat hunter.

She is wonderfully outgoing and gentle with people but rules the goats with an iron paw!  She grips a lot but has never drawn any blood, so I know that she's only doing what is necessary (these are really pushy goats who gave her a hard time for a long time) Somewhere along the line she decided she was tired of negotiating everything and just came on like gangbusters.

Her favorite thing is to "watch the gate" for me.  I can leave the barn door wide open with an open can of grain just beyond and no one would dare to make a break for it.  She is queen of the body checks and slams (and these are 200 + lb goats). I have no doubt that she would be a great cattle dog.

Skye shows a lot of control around the chickens, we free range some days and not others so she will walk through them and ignore but once I let her know that I want them in, she'll help me herd them in the run. She shows a surprising amount of eye and lowers her head down till it's level with her back when she's herding the chickens. She'll also grab and hold them for me if I ask...

I think a pup from this breeding would be fine on a sheep farm. These dogs will do whatever it takes to be useful. As long as there is a good bond, firm, fair leadership and the most important "easy" command, these dogs will turn themselves inside out to be useful. And what more could one want out of a dog?

Feel free to give out my number to anyone interested in a pup and thanks again for such a wonderful companion and right arm!

Judy

Tue, 31 Jan 2006
 

Cimarron Indigo Skye- bonding to the goats

   

Skye is owned by Artist, Judy Bates

 

 

 

Meet the Dogs of Cimarron

Reynold's Traveler, PRGN

Susie Q, PRN

Cimarron Rustler, PRGN

Kozar's Molly, PRN

Rose of Cimarron

Cimarron Sweetheart

Hello Mary Lou

Cimarron Doc Holladay

Cimarron Katie Elder

Holdens Jack

 

 

 

 

Cimarron English Shepherds

American Working Farmcollie Association

English Shepherd Club Breeders

     
           

 

 

 

 

 

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