Enjoy sports such as retrieving, flyball, Frisbee, hunt and field trials, herding, sledding, carting, agility, tracking, and rally and competitive obedience.
Reward-based training may be useful in reducing stubborn tendencies such as chasing wildlife, refusing to disengage from an activity, or digging.
Energetic, intelligent, independent, and clownish. Can be stubborn or protective.
Close supervision needed around children because their exuberance may lead to accidental injury; also may not get along well with other dogs.