Agile Shelties are working to continue to build a sound tempered versatile dog that is the whole package. I’ve started with a line of dogs that came from some classic kennels and the usual well-known ancestors as most lines in North America. They came with balanced bodies, nice temperament and lots of drive, and clear health testing, but I felt it lacked refinement (head details, bone, and coat). I drift towards a well-angulated body and a moderately sized dog with substance and love a nice neck and head piece when looking to add virtues to my line.
I do get some temperaments that are pretty busy and outgoing, but I also get some pups that are far more relaxed. In every litter, there is a range of temperaments and drive(s), and I’m careful to place each pup in the right home.