HERDING ABILITY
CLICK ON PICTURES TO SEE THEM LARGER

COOLIES TEND TO BE VERY LOYAL TO THEIR HANDLER.
THEY ARE SHOWING TO BE BIDDABLE, ABLE TO TAKE CORRECTION
WITHOUT TAKING IT PERSONAL, AND GOOD COMPANIONS.

FOR THE MOST PART, COOLIES ARE EXTREMELY ATHLETIC
AND CAN CLIMB STRAIGHT UP WITH EASE.

COOLIES SEEM TO LOOK FORWARD TO EACH DAY
WITH ENTHUSIASM AS TO WHAT CHALLENGES THE DAY WILL BRING.

THEY ARE BRIGHT, INTELLIGENT AND ARE ALWAYS WILLING
TO GIVE YOU 100% AT ANYTHING YOU ASK FROM THEM.

COOLIES ARE A LOOSE EYED, UPRIGHT TYPE OF HERDING DOG.   
SOME ARE HEEL DOGS, SOME ARE HEAD OR FETCH/GATHER DOGS,
SOME WILL HEAD AND HEEL.
    
Notice in the pictures below that none of these dogs are chasing behind the sheep, they have control of the
situation and are not stressing the livestock.  If a correction is needed by the dog to the livestock, it is quick,
direct and then forgotten.
 
Nan Lloyd's female
backing sheep.
Mick Nester's Buzz
Jarrah (breeder: Yata hae) testing on
sheep at 12 weeks old
Riley (breeder: Yata hae) on sheep
for second time 11/17/07
Tex (breeder: Yata hae)  on sheep for the first time 11/24/07
Tex on sheep for the second time 12/03/07
first picture shows a great outrun!
BITING (USUALLY THOSE ARE RUNNING IN BITING AND GETTING OUT ---
TRANSLATES INTO - THE DOG IS LACKING IN CONFIDENCE)

OR THE STOCK IS PANTING AND HAS A WILD LOOK IN THEIR EYE ---
TRANSLATES INTO - THE DOG IS CHASING THE STOCK
**NOT WORKING THEM PROPERLY**
AND CAUSING STRESS TO THE ANIMALS.  
THIS IS NOT HOW A GOOD HERDING BRED DOG SHOULD WORK THE LIVESTOCK.

STRESS CAUSES A LOSS IN WEIGHT, EFFECTS THEIR RATE OF GAIN AND OVERALL
HEALTH AND WILL CAUSE AN ECONOMIC LOSS TO THE PRODUCER.  HAVING TO SUTURE
LIVESTOCK AFTER THESE TYPE DOGS BRING THEM IN IS NOT COST EFFECTIVE EITHER.
ZOO PRACTICING THE
"DRIVE"

NOTICE THE SHEEP ARE NOT
RUNNING, PANTING OR STRESSED
OUT IN ANY WAY.