As far as a family dog, he is great. I have two young daughters and if we aren't working he really isn't my dog. If they are out playing I don't worry about them because he is always ALWAYS with them, and very protective of them. He hasn't ever bitten anybody, but I was playing with my oldest and she screamed and he jumped up baring his teeth at me until I spoke to him. He also tore into a 130 pound lab that knocked my daughter down one time. He just got the other dog far enough away from her and came back and licked her face until she got up. He has never shown any aggression toward people coming in the yard or anything, but would hate to see what he would do if you messed with his girls (my daughters). He plays with them a lot too going up and down the slide with them, they dress him up in princess dresses and maul the snot out of him and he just loves every minute of it.
The short of the long is I am really impressed with what I have seen from him. Started him on stock when he was about 6 months and he's been progressing ever since, and I can't imagine a better dog for my daughters.
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It's always hard to judge a line of dogs like that. They get just like cattle they get out with certain people and get spoiled or people think they have a Hanging Tree dog but they really dont know because its 2nd or 3rd hand.
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