We got Floyd as a puppy. His mother was an Australian Shepherd/Black Lab cross and his father a Rottweiler/Doberman. Everyone loves him and he loves everyone. He has us almost completely trained to take him along wherever we go. In town, people will often greet him by name before greeting us, and he's welcome in quite a few businesses, because he's so polite. He likes to show off his knowledge of the right way to behave, which makes up for the fact that he doesn't like to be told what to do. he doesn't herd the animals, or do much guard work, or any work at all, really. He's simply a companion.