Ice is a stable, balanced boy in daily life: Not afraid of cars, children, animals, sounds or whatever and he loves
women (with men it is more difficult, they sometimes still scare him). He knows the dog behaviours really good and
would never start a fight with an other dog!
When I started herding with him, I saw an amazing dog with so much will to please. He can handle the pressure of herding and stays focussed on his work. I had no experience with herding a that time, so I never trained him full.
He is doing only instinct things.
After having Ice a year at our place we got the first requests of using him as a studdog -he had already 2 litters before.
Two tries without success showed me that Ice is not ready for it at that moment.
The next years he changed so good in character and started to trust me. He showed that he is a really relaxed, unhurried boy, who is happy with water and going for long walks. A boy who loves working together: be it training agility for fun, learning new tricks or herding and is now always giving his best for me.
So I decided to give him an other chance when I got some new requests for mating and this time it worked. Today I know Ice is a studdog who only mates at the right time -no matter if progesteron says something else.
Now he is a succesful studdog with some great puppies around the world. I always hoped that his offspring will show what a great dog Ice is inside and YES!! They are really fantastic trickdogs, amazing in agility and other dog sports and a lot of his offspring is showing real good work on sheep. All of them have a great character with much will to please.
I think getting Ice in my life was the best thing I ever did!!!