Rudy is out of Holly and Sawyer's last litter. He was my pick of the males. He's a wonderful combination of his parents, with the mellow nurturing nature of his mother and the affable, English Shadow nature of his father. I knew he was a keeper when as an 8 week old pup he made friends with our steer by sticking his head through the gate and kissing him on the nose. No fear, just calm interest. He is an excellent varmint hunter and loves to watch over all his charges. He is exceptionally tolerant of children and gentle with babies of all kinds. The stock are quite at ease with him and he can move among them without upsetting anyone. When the time comes to move however, he is quick to command their attention in order to accomplish the goal. In the face of a challenge, he has demonstrated the ability to devise ways to get the stock to acquiesce to his demands. Rudy so far is everything I had hoped for in the Holly/Sawyer breeding. Rudy has been PennHip tested and has a DI of .35./.32 which puts him in the 80th percentile of the breed. He is MDR1 Normal /Normal and is dual registered with UKC and ESCR.