Copper is the youngster male and is being trained and handled primarily by Madison. He is a vibrant and naughty dog who restores our lack of trust in modern fencing. Always happy, always escaping, but always willing to work. Copper is an easy dog to train and possess both natural balance and rate. As a pup, my son would choose Copper to take to the field to bring in the dairy calves because he was fun and gentle and kept them in a neat group. He is plenty tough enough with the cow-calf pairs and with miserable ewes – holds his own.
He will demonstrate eye when confronted and uses it to control at a comfortable distance. His most obvious attribute would be that he is silly and loves to play. He reminds me of the rare clever intelligence that Tucker had and only some of Tucker’s offspring possessed. We have lots of time to see how this young man turns out.
He started his herding career in 2019 with some lovely runs and was awarded Most Promising Started Aussie. He will be training for Open and Advanced this summer and we hope to WTCH him when the opportunity to travel to some trials comes along.