Jessie was a recent addition to our family. My current dog seemed to accept him at first, but now is not. He is very submissive. I think he may have been disciplined by hitting because he is quick to put his tail between his legs and cower. However he is a very sweet dog that is content to be carried around or lay next ot you or even better in your lap. He crate trained and dies not howl cry or bark a lot. he does go potty outside, but with the cold weather is does take some urging. Overall He is a good dog that with a steady schedule and homelife will thrive.