PLEASE READ BEFORE RESPONDING: Ruby is a smart and loving Shepherd who needs to be an 'only pet'. She does not immediately take to strangers and she needs to be introduced slowly to new people before she can accept them. She is NOT GOOD WITH OTHER PETS IN THE HOME. Her ideal scenario would be a fenced in yard and someone who understands her breed. We do not have small children so we do not know how she would behave with them in the family but she does have a very strong prey drive so it is not recommended.