The general behavior of the dog and his movements should indicate complete physiological soundness--a quality, which makes the King Shepherd particularly fitted to carry out his tasks as a working dog continuously and willingly. His natural exuberance should be tempered by obedience and by the pleasure he takes in carrying out any task, adapting himself with good will to every situation. In the defense of his master and his master's property the King Shepherd should show courage and hardiness in his role of protector. At the same time he must be an agreeable companion in familiar company, vigilant, faithful and friendly toward children and other animals. He should also be at ease in the presence of strangers, and in such behavior he will give an impression of self-confidence and natural nobility.