Selecting A Started Dog
However, here are some characteristics we look for that may be helpful:
- A dog that will get to the front of cattle and stop them (if you can stop the cattle, you can control them).
- A dog that can work both the head and heel of cattle.
- A dog that is not timid. Real world situations can get loud, confusing, potentially dangerous, and very fluid.
Under these conditions you don’t want a dog that will run and hide. Also, a timid dog may be more likely to bite if it thinks it is being cornered (for whatever reason).