A few days after Sweetie was born, I picked her up and with eyes still closed she growled at me. I decided immediately to keep this pup. Not knowing what her personality would be as she matured. She became known as grumpy, then Smudge, then Queenie and eventually we stayed with Sweetie. We found, she was all talk. I do think she will be protective of her place and things she considers hers. The few times she has been on sheep, I've been real proud of what she has done. No Fear, no reserved caution. Easily pushes out and comes in just as easy to hit something that is needing it. Her athletic ability is a dog that I will have to keep up with, she leaps a lot off stock, and keeping her feet on the ground isn't easy. She will walk on her back legs for treats and snuggles well too. I'm looking forward to growing up with her.