Ross's dad says: Ross is our familyâ€™s herd dog. He is protective and fun but much prefers us all to be together. Whenever one of us is out of the house he becomes anxious until they return. Then it back to his playful, happy self. His favorite activity is to ride in the car anywhere -- more because he hates to be left at home more than anything else. He is a good companion and a joy to have around, even if he barks way too much at the ringing doorbell.