• Dynamic, always on the alert. 
  • Courageous and vigilant. 
  • Born to the life of herding and guarding cattle. 
  • This hardy, remarkably agile dog works in almost complete silence. 
  • If it does bark it sounds somewhat like a hooting owl. 
  • Indispensable to the Australian farmers who work extremely large ranches in a hot climate. 
  • A loyal companion, and becomes attached to its owner and the family.  
  • Suspicious of strangers, and makes an excellent guard dog for the home. 
  • Not a city dweller.
  • If forced to live indoors, it will get into mischief for lack of space or adequate activity. 
  • Needs considerable exercise every day. 
  • Regular brushing is enough. 
  • Herder; Herd guard; Cattle dog; Guard dog