Spur at 9 years
old, still has it. Photo by Pat Corl
Spur is born
and bred to be a cow dog. He is tough on cattle but can work sheep
as well with eye and finesse. Although not an excessive biter, when
he does bite, it is to the bone. He works with an immense drive
and never tires or quits. He is medium coated with semi-pricked
ears. He has the most easy-going temperament and loves people and
Spur has competed
in limited cattle trials and done well, winning several trials.
He also competed on sheep and scored well.
Spur will walk up on anything and hold his ground when challenged.
He has a mental toughness and will take pressure when training without
quitting. He will take a correction and give, then go back and try
to do it right. His is so gentle with people and other animals it
is amazing to watch. He is not in the least dog aggressive, even
with other males and is a lover not a fighter. His is such a joy
to have, we feel really lucky!
Spur has been
bred several times and has produced some outstanding cattle dogs
as well as some sheep dogs. His puppies consistantly show his gentle
disposition and are a joy to be around. They also posess his intense
desire to work and never quit attitude.