Beauty, brains and athleticism- if you want the best, buy an Aldamar. We have a 21 month old female (full sister to ASAP). Angie and I have been working with a man who trained military working dogs for 25 years. He has said Angie is as good as ANY of the top dogs he's worked with (which is saying a lot since they are worth $50,000-75,000 due to all the training). In fact, he is so impressed that he would consider Aldamar for his next dog. And best of all, despite all her drive, she has an "off switch" and is very loving and sweet.