Aloof towards strangers - both me and the dogs – yes, me/them too.
Stubborn - definitely both - We prefer the term indepentent thinkers
Very inquisitive (have to know what is going on) - yup - well, them yes, me not so much.
High strung - hooboy!
Active yet can be very lazy…. also totally us.
Smart/learn quickly - them yes - me - well, they teach very well but me? - see "determined" above.