My wife and I are expecting our first child in a few weeks and don't feel that Ruby will respond well to that. She has often shown aggressive behavior toward small children or small animals. From 8 weeks old until 2 years she bit several people, including my wife and myself. However, she has not bitten anyone in 3 years. She can be quite stubborn and wont listen to most people. She does very well with me though. She is house broken, will sit, stay, lay down and get in her pen when told to. She has never been hit or abused in any way. She has a very strange personality and is often unsure and anxious. She DOES NOT like any type of surprise or change. She does not like to be told 'no' but will listen. It seemed obvious that the breeder didn't know much about dogs in general. The dog's mother appeared to have been abused and the father was so unstable that it had to be isolated. My vet and a couple trainers said that the dog should be euthanized because of the aggressive behavior early on, however I wanted to give her a chance. She has come much farther than the 'experts' said she would. If it was just me, there would be no issue, but a baby in the house with this dog just isn't going to work. She likes to be close and snuggle to a fault. She ends up invading peoples space and makes them uncomfortable. She sits on peoples feet and plops her head on their laps expecting to be petted which is uncomfortable for many people. Usually she likes everyone she meets. She loves to run around a play keep away with sticks. She enjoys walks and does well on the leash, as long as she doesn't see little kids, small animals or new things. Roller bladers, bikers, skateboarders, cross country skiers and the like make her uneasy and she kicks into fight or flight quickly. She may lunge out and bark visciously but has never bit a stranger. Often she doesn't seem at all interested in pleasing people and doesn't care if she is called a good dog or bad dog. In the right setting with the right person, she would be a great dog. She needs structure, boundaries and a strong dog person that will be a leader for her.