A son of Moss and Hope, Barkley is Ravens dog. He is trained purely as a farm dog, he does not have many commands but he knows all the regular chores and does them pretty much unassisted. Barkley has a bit of his dads temper when sheep don't behave but he always gets the job done. He also has his mothers kindness to strangers and is now the dog that most students learn the basics with, following in the footsteps of his mother Hope and his aunt Kim.
Barkley does not compete in trials but that does not mean he has not acomplished a lot in his life. He has done things like:
- Set sheep for 8 hours non-stop
- Tutored more than a dozen students in the basics of working with a dog
- Gathered sheep in from storms without help or command
- Worked in perfect harmony as a brace partner with his brother moving around flocks of sheep numbering in the hundreds
- Protected people from hungry hoards of sheep wanting food
- Worked with anyone at any time simply for being asked