Bruiser just showed up one day at my pastor's house and needed a home. He is initially scared of anyone new and has snapped at a few people who got too close too soon. I decided to take him in rather than let him go to the local shelter for fear he would not be adopted due to this trait and we don't have a no-kill shelter near here. He does okay with other dogs as long as they stay away from him and me. He has gotten possessive of me and will get aggressive with the other dogs if they try to get in my lap when he is already there. He is not housebroken AT ALL but wears a belly band with pads in it with no problem. He is very affectionate and cuddly with his humans and sleeps with my husband and me. He is so attached to me that I can hardly bear to think of parting with him but am scared to have children in my hone now. I have several nieces and nephews and also children of friends that I enjoy visiting with but am no longer comfortable having visit with Bruiser here. He is not crate trained and barks the entire time he is crated. I know it seems he is problematic, but to a person who has the time and energy to give him he will be the most devoted, affectionate, and cuddly companion you can imagine. Unfortunate update: Bruiser bit my roommate today, a bad bite, not a nip. He has to leave now. This means he will go to the local shelter if someone else doesn't take him in the next 24 hours. I can't have a dog in my home that bites. No one has ever been bitten in my home before and I gave had dogs and lots of visitors all my life. It hurts me to make this decision but I have no other option.