Sooty is a good natured easy pup to have around. His dam Whites Dixie needs no introduction being the 2014 Aust. Yard Dog Champion and having wins to numerous to mention in the yard, 3 sheep and utility trial arenas. Dixie has previously produced the NSW Yard Dog Champion, Culgoa Dash. His sire is an excellent station dog being both a good sheep dog and a tough, smart dog on cattle. He is lightly started on sheep and showing good potential.