Sweet older dog, still active for 8. Great with kids of all ages and other dogs. Might be good with cats who are use to dogs or are very relaxed but not good with cats who will run from him- brings out his play instinct. Not aggressive at all. Does not have hip dysplasia that we know of. Would make a great family pet. Would be best with a fenced in backyard. Is purebred but does not come with papers.