Buddy is a GREAT dog. He knows several basic commands and a few elaborate tricks. He is great with other dogs. He loves to go to the dog park and hang out with his friends! He also does well with children. I have three small children and Bud enjoys playing tug of war and fetch with them. When Buddy needs to go out he will find his leash and bring it to you! Very Smart! Buddy just turned 1 about a month ago. He is a medium/large dog (he is taller than in the picture). I adore Bud and it breaks my heart to have to do this, but unfortunately our newest addition is HIGHLY allergic.