she is very loving. a little skiddish around new people & loud noises. very smart. loves other animals. we live in the country & deer come to the yard all the time, she just sits & watches them. a couple of her best friends are my moms cats. notices planes, birds, etc flying in the sky. even notices when the clouds are moving. she is a pure joy!!! a little hard headed at times, but usually comes around to our way of thinking. can be very sassy, til she gets the look, then settles down. i have had Rotties & Schipperkees, she is just as smart as them, maybe a little smarter.