Alice joined our family in May of 09. She was one of three littermates that was being placed by a fellow breeder and acquired from an Indiana farmer who has been breeding and raising purebred but unregistered working ES since 1967. Alice's lines represent a regional pocket that is little known and somewhat isolated.
Alice We're pleased that Alice has been accepted into the ESCR 's Step-In program as a Step-In Level 1 dog. This program offers the opportunity for previously unregistered lines to be evaluated and incorporated into the general registered population, thereby preserving these pocket of previously unregistered ES and increasing genetic diversity.
Alice has from the time we got her been super responsive, quick to learn, and keen to help with the stock. Although she has plenty of natural instinct and drive she is not a busy dog and is content to just hang out when nothing needs doing. She is probably the most shadowy of all my ES; constantly, quietly by my side. She is extremely gentle and tolerant with young children. She shows good, natural herding ability but is also soft and nurturing with young stock. She is devoted and affectionate with her family but she is cautious and reserved with strangers. Once she knows you, you have a friend for life. We attribute her reserve to a lack of early socialization. Alice has been PennHip tested and her DI of .33/.24 places her in the 90th percentile of the breed. She is MDR1 Normal/Normal.
Alice meeting a newborn kid.