Max is a loyal protective dog. He has fear aggression issues that have calmed down somewhat since I have had him. He came to my house because he was showing 'Knipper' qualities for his breed and young children were around. Also, he lived in the country of NH and was not socialized. He grew-up with three other dogs but as he got older, showed his dominance with two smaller dogs, The Lab and Max would have major tussles for 'Top Dog', hence he came to me. My home became divided between Max and two retrievers. Max is smart and learns quickly, housebroken and crate trained. Needs a home with adults or a job herding cattle or beefalo. Once you make friends with him, he will be loyal and do what you ask him. He needs someone with patience and time to win his trust--the fear part of him, though he has mellowed a bit with age.