Orion Stranger Things
Call Name: Creature
Nick Names: Creep, Creepy, Strange
Color: Black tricolor, carries gold (E/e) and dilute (D/d)
Height: ~ 17"
CEA/CH: Normal via parentage
TNS: Normal via parentage
CL: Normal via parentage
IGS: Normal via parentage
DM: Normal via parentage
MDR1: Normal via parentage
CERF: Normal (2017)
OFA Hips: Winter 2019
Creature is AKC/ABCA registered as she is a purebred Border Collie.
Creature wasn't expected but we couldn't turn down this scruffy tricolor girl from our good friend Kelli Herbst/Orion Border Collie's breeding of her Imported Myth to our Player. We also co-own her brother, London, who lives in Florida with our good friend Babz who also owns Kitty (Player/Jenga!). Creature is a purebred Border Collie, she just has a bearded coat type.
Creature is a very serious yet thoughtful dog -- she is loaded with drive and makes all sorts of strange nosies as she plays and tugs. She is a worker bee and extremely focused on her task. True to the breed standard, Creature is "energetic, intelligent, keen, alert, and responsive. An intense worker of great tractability, affectionate towards friends but may be sensibly reserved towards strangers." She has an incredibly sweet and biddable nature when she is not working.
In her agility training, she is a lovely smooth jumper and extremely "team" oriented. She's an easy dog to handle, has a great ability to switch between handler and obstacle focus when needed and rarely makes a mistake. She has made her debut in the UpDog agility games and has put up some competitive scores, however since Dean stole her for disc she most likely won’t debut in standard agility competitions until later. In disc, she has natural big hops for the disc and is really loving her freestyle foundations. She has a great eye and really reads body cues well. She reminds us a lot of her half sister, Glamour, in Frisbee so far! Creature maintains an incredible head on her shoulders when she is in drive and working, but also has a wonderful off switch around the house.
I am so excited to see how Creep progresses in her foundations and what direction her future takes us. Check back to see updates as she continues her training in agility, dock diving, and frisbee.