O'My! Freedom Reigns

Call Name: Cadence
DOB: 5/28/16

Color: black/white with ticking
Coat: smooth

Height: 17.5" 
Weight: 28#

Cadence is owned by Malee in WA. She will be spayed in 2019.

Meet Cadence!

Cadence is a unique black/white female from our only breeding of Siri and Hooty -- this makes her a half sibling to our incredible Limit and a full sibling to our Force. She is everything we were hoping to get when we did this cross -- she is sweet, outgoing, independent, and assertive. 

Cadence has started her training on stock and shows great promise -- she is loaded with power, has a good natural feel for balance and rating her stock, in addition to having nice scope and distance on her stock. We definitely see a lot of her daddy Hooty! She excels at barn hunt as well, and may be starting SAR training in the future. Unfortunately Cadence was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis, a congenital defect, and had surgery in 2018. We hope she will be back better than ever in 2019 for more adventures with her owner. 

Here is what Cadence's owner, Malee, has to say about her:

"Cadence's personality is as distinct and special as all the speckles that cover her face! This girl is stable, caring, determined, extremely athletic, intense, amiable and adaptable. When somebody asks me about Cadence, I always say she is the dog I wanted, but didn't know I needed. She is extremely easy to live with, ready to play at the drop of a hat and ready to relax whenever I have to tend to other work. She is extremely in tune with my physical health and will not leave my side if she suspects I'm not feeling well for any reason.

As a worker, Cadence is very serious and 100-percent devoted to the task at hand. She is currently in foundation training for agility and has done a little bit of herding. When she's in with the sheep working with the instructor, I do not exist! She has a job to do no matter what. In our agility foundation, we've worked a lot on integrating teamwork & play into these early stages of training. She loves the little bit of equipment she has experienced and catches on very quickly. This little powerhouse will do any job with utter determination, which includes toy play. She is a ball/tug/frisbee fiend.

Even with that love for work, she can be so calm ringside and while we're out in public. She is very outgoing and sweet with any person she meets. During most outings, she actually accumulates a line or crowd of people waiting to pet her! Many people comment on how it feels like they are in therapy when they are with her. She gently leans against their legs, looks into their eyes & grins. She'll stay leaned against them as long as they need. I'm forever indebted to Katy for sharing this precious firecracker with me and I can't wait to see what adventures come or way as she continues to grow!"