Thanks for the info on beardies. I will pass it on. I take it that
beardies are a single purpose breed--sort of like most modern BC? Your
description of typical beardie temperament sounds pretty accurate in this
case! I don't know how much beardie is actually in him, as he seems a bit
large compared to most pictures I've seen, but he sure looks like one
otherwise. His gathering instinct seems pretty strong, too, now that he's
'turned on' to it.