The above description is absolutely spot on. They are aloof but form strong bonds with family. The do over ride your commands. I was at the shopping centre and she decided there was too much traffic so she blocked me and wouldn't let me cross the road at the crossing. Further on we crossed at the traffic lights but a car pulled up next to us so she stopped putting herself between the car and me until the lights changed and it moved off. Then we walked on with her on the roadside of me and gently pushing me so I could only walk between her and the fence. She did an excellent job guarding my rabbits. Once she thought I was about to be attacked and I have never see such a change. From placid to snarling hell on four pores. back to normal when threat moved off. She always lays down in the door, passageway or entrence to protect us. I fell over her three times in the first week and she didn't even move. Now I have to step over her. One word of caution. It seems they were out with the flock for weeks at a time and had to feed themselves. So, although she would die to protect the adult rabbits if she saw new born that was just lunch. The same with small birds like quail. We got her as a mistreated rescue dog so she prefers to be in an enclosed area. It took a long time to get her confidence. Even a puppy will need a very experience dog handler as an owner. Previously I've had Irish Wolf Hounds, Great Dane, German Shepherds but never have seen a breed like her. I am in awe of what selective breeding can achieve.