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ASDCA TOP HERO AWARD
In 2004, Fiona was awarded the ASDCA Top Hero Award. This is awarded to a dog who has protected a human or animal without instruction from a human. She protected two people from a charging coyote at 4 months old without any prompting or encouragement from the people. She proved herself at that young age as being willing to fearlessly protect her charges from danger. She is quite willing to put her life on the line to protect her family, human or animal, to this day.
Fiona and her past litter of puppies are excellent livestock guardians. Gentle with people, gentle with stock, but quite tenatious and serious as predator controllers. Past pups are now guarding alpacas, goats, sheep, and family members.
Fiona is currently guarding her little flock of pygmy goats, family cats, dogs and humans. She is gently affectionate and sweet to humans, and seriously protective against predators. A big bitch, she has the incredible power, speed and agility to be quite adept at guarding. Excellent health and care ensure her ability to pass these traits on to her puppies.