Dude came to us after his owner passed away. While we originally thought he was older, our vet tells us he's around 4 years old (just prematurely gray). He is currently living with 2 wild elementary age kids, a grouchy old hound, and a chiweenie with a size complex, and he handles everyone with great ease. No cats though! He is a very mellow dog, but gets very excited and energetic with walks, fetch, and tug of war. He is housebroken. He can be trusted alone in the home and does not need to be crated. It doesn't get much easier than this dog. He is still a little sad over the death of his owner and would love to find a new place to call home permanently. He would do best in a home with another dog, he loves other dogs, and would love a playmate.