He is 2 1/2 years old and 69 pounds of cuddle. Yes we kept his tail and also he is not fixed. He is a very sweet dog who loves to play and take naps. So if you or anyone you know is looking for a dog he is great with other dogs and animals. Just not that good around little ones. I am looking for a new home for him where he will be loved and cared for as he is here.