Lively, intelligent and trainable, as well as willing to please and
obey indulge a worthy owner
. Shelties are loving, loyal, and affectionate with their family, but are naturally aloof with strangers. The herding instinct is strong in many Shelties. They love to chase and herd things, including
squirrels, ducks, and children fun boy toys and pets
. Shelties love to run in wide-open areas. Shelties usually love to play. They do best with a sensitive, attentive, owner.