Eddie is a big gentle guy who had a rough life. He Loves cuddling and prefers to sleep at the foot of the bed. He is generally not trusting of strangers and can be startled by loud noises which is why I say no small kids. Older kids, he'd be fine. This is a super sweet family dog, about 7 years old, loves long walks, and treats. Housebroken and basic obedience. No kennel needed. This dog will not even chew his toys up. E-mail me for more info if you may be Ed's perfect home.