Stark is a cross as well : Wild Winds Archangel Raphael
Sire is WG/DDR working lines and his mother is Can./WG showlines.
He is a very low drive, medium/low energy male. He was quite reactive to people when he was younger and although that is not an issue anymore, I still do not fully trust him with unknown children and watch him very carefully and am very selective on who can greet him.
He shuts down with any pressure which is why we had to stop training in schutzhund with him. He is extremely handler sensitive. If I yell something to my sister in the other room, he will come and do this submissive jumping on me.
On the flip side - he is a great companion, settles wonderfully in the house and is very calm when out and about in the world. He is always willing to try anything I ask and enjoys just being with me.
He recently earned his TT (Temperament Test) certificate and excels at herding. He can remain calm and clear headed when working and doesn't jump into drive when the sheep move. The trainers really like him and if I could find somewhere to train regularly, I have no doubts he could do well. He also knows a lot of "service" jobs as my cousin has MD and is wheelchair bound and Stark has helped him turn lights on/off, pick up and carry items, brought items to him, open doors and cupboards, etc... very smart guy, who can learn almost anything asked.
I love my boy more than the sun, but I will never get another cross.