Patch is a good dog. Knows commands. Needs to run a lot. He isn't great with our little kids, growls and jumps, though he has never bitten anyone. He doesn't care for other dogs, and terrorizes our old cat. When he is just with my husband he is 'perfect'. We used to live on a 5 acre farm, and he roamed the property, but never left. He is obedient with adults. Needs to live on a late property. he does not like being cooped up inside, and he will try to find inventive ways to escape leash, home, and yard.