We have had him for 2 yrs. We think he was mistreated by original male owner. He is not fearful of men but prefers women. He is very docile and sensitive, requiring gentle handling. He seems uncomfortable with groups of dogs but enjoys the company of one at a time. He loves being outdoors, preferring cooler to cold weather. He likes physical activity such as long walks, playing catch with a ball or stick. He loves children of all ages and is very gentle with them. He would be a great family pet. He does have a tendency to roam if given the opportunity, therefore a fenced yard is recommended. The reason we are looking for another home for him is we live in a townhome community, fences are not allowed which limits his outdoor time.