Center for Conservation Biology

small grey and tan cattle dog stands in the woods with ball in his mouth


With a personality as big as his smile, Jack can be a handful for new faces. Luckily it's that high drive and persistence to play that makes him a rockstar in the field. He is the Jack of all trades, working on studies that require him to check up trees for bats, dig up carcasses hiding in cracks or holes, and even directing handlers towards whale scats from the bow of a boat. His big grin is contagious in the field and erratic tail wag a dead giveaway that he is on a scent. Good luck getting him out of the pond, because you won't find another dog that loves to swim more than this guy.