These dogs have beautiful expressive eyes and are good with families. They are intelligent and known for being very courageous and loyal. They form a strong bond with their human family. SCs want to be near you so they can watch over you. They want to be part of the family and included in your activities. When used as a working dog, they are bred to live with their flock and protect them with their life. Yet they are independent and will not smother you with affection. SCs make excellent walking-running companions and can be trained in agility, search and rescue, as service dogs and for other activities. They are also content to just be companion dogs.