Like most working dogs, Australian Cattle Dog has high levels of energy, an active mind and a level of independence. The race is ranked 10th in Stanley Coren The Intelligence of Dogs, considered one of the brightest dogs obedience training capacity of the second request. The Cattle Dog needs a lot of company, exercise and a job to do, so a dog that does not work can participate in dog sports, learning tricks, or other activities that involve the body and mind.
When on his own ground, the Australian Cattle Dog is an animal happy, affectionate and playful. However, it is reserved for people who do not know, and be cautious in new situations. Their attitude toward foreigners is an excellent guard dog when trained for this task, however, can be socialized to get used to a variety of people from an early age as a family pet. And 'well with older children and considered, but people flock to their heels, especially the children run and scream. By the time the puppies are weaned, they should have known that the company of nice people, and responds to signs of a person is rewarding. The link to this breed can create your will is strong and the feeling of protection dog for the owner, usually the dog is never far from one side of his master. The aggressive Australian Cattle Dog is more likely to be directed at strangers or other dog owners, though they will bite if handled roughly.
As Australian Cattle Dog, in general, works in silence, he barks in alarm or attention. It has a characteristic bark, sharp intense. Barking can be a sign of boredom or frustration, however, research has shown that dogs increase their vocalizations when it was created in a noisy dog responds well to the family. However, when the dog is present, establishing a hierarchy can trigger aggression. It is a race that lives in a pack with other dogs.