A good Australian Cattle Dog is loyal and devoted to his master and family.
Many are one man dogs, aloof with strangers, protective of all family members.
They are possessive yet gentle with those they trust. He is sensitive to the wishes of his master, willing and anxious to please yet hard as nails and totally fearless with livestock.
The Breed is medium sized, sturdily built, athletic, capable of quick bursts of speed with stamina to work all day. Australian cattle dogs are very intelligent. This is not linked to the instincts, intelligence is the ability to learn.