Peaslee's Talisman of the Shire
Tali is loyal, resilient, and eager to be a part of whatever we are doing.
Tali is from Shire and Shepherd’s Way Levi, born January 2020. She is an affectionate, lively companion, a bright light during some dark times in 2020-2021. She is intelligent, resilient, and enthusiastic in her approach to life; she moves with strength and fluidity, a joy to watch as she sails across the field.
Tali is an eager and committed herding partner. She is responsive to direction but also shows initiative. Tali has a good amount of power, and as a natural heeler enjoys making livestock move, but she is capable of working with a gentle touch when required. She has a lot of heart and wants to please. Tali earned her first Herding Ranch Dog (HRD) title at 2 years and despite being a “COVID puppy” (unable to attend social events for her first 2 years) proved to be a fun companion for the 3 day road trip involved — good with all the new people and dogs, great in the car and the motel, curious and happy to experience all the new sights and sounds at a busy event.
Hips: OFA good, PennHIP DI=0.44/0.46
Eyes: normal CAER exam, 2023
DNA Testing: Embark panel clear
Inbreeding (COI): homozygosity measured at 5%
Herding Ranch Dog (HRD) II- sheep
Herding Trial Arena Dog (HTAD) II – sheep
Junior Herd Dog (JHD) – sheep
Farm Dog Certification (FDC) – CGC equivalent
Puppy Tali was a natural athlete, as is apparent from the little clip of her sailing over a barrier at 3 months of age. To be clear, even puppies destined to compete in agility should not be training jumps at this age, but things happen and sometimes we catch them on film! That athleticism has stayed with her… it must feel good to be able to fly!
Click on arrows on the video box to scroll through the various clips.