Lady Boots is a very gentle dog that gives hugs. She weighs about 55 lbs. She barks at strangers so would be great protection. She can climb so needs a 6 ft fenced in yard. She has long silky black coat with brown markings and very affectionate once she gets to know you. She knows some commands. Not sure about young kids as she has not been around them. She lives with another male dog and is fine with small dogs. She is one beautiful girl. She is ready to go.