Catahoulas are highly intelligent, protective and energetic. They have a need to take charge of their pack. Catahoulas in general are very even-tempered. They make a good family dog but don`t like to be isolated, so interaction with them is a daily requirement. Some owners say that the Catahoula owns them because they can be insistent when it`s time to eat or do their favorite activities. Heelers have high energy levels and active minds. This breed is one of the most intelligent dogs ranking high in obedience trainability. Heelers need plenty of mental and physical exercise, companionship and a job to do. At home they usually are happy, affectionate, and playful. The bond that this breed can create with its owner is very strong, resulting in never being too far from the owner`s side.Get acquainted with this dog off leash in one of our family run areas. Most dogs will need to run off some energy before they settle down and get acquainted with you. Thanks!