Shadow is great with kids. As a puppy of only 6 weeks, he came to my children's acting school and "marched" with the kids to the music. He loves to play with other dogs at the dog park and sitters and particularly loves to run. He went to 2 weeks of training and knows sit, down, wait, no or Unh-Uh, heel and walking on loose lease. He loves the beach and swimming. He loves to ride in my car. If you offer him a treat, he will wait until you say OK. He is very social, follows people around and doesn't like to be left alone. As a puppy he slept in his crate in my room and now with a bigger crate he sometimes sleeps in the crate or with me or my husband. He is allowed on our couch. I walk him first thing in the morning when I wake up. He eats three times a day and drinks a lot of water. He loves to be petted and scratched and will sit on your foot to be loved.