Stryder is a black lab/great dane mix. He is high energy, loves water and swimming. He is smart, trainable, but requires patience and training. He was adopted by us as a 1 year old who had been abused, so he does have a few issues. He has separation anxiety and gets very protective of his humans. He is a lap dog who is very sweet and loving and adores his people. We have a swimming pool that he gets into every day in the summer and swims laps. He loves to play with the ball and enjoys the company of other animals. He ignores cats but does love to eat from their sandbox. I have often described his personality as a blend of Marmaduke and Tigger. He needs space to run, people that are around often. He is crate trained, but doesn't like it when he's left there for long. That was part of the abuse he suffered as a puppy. We love this dog and if it weren't for a move across the country to a smaller house with a smaller yard we would not be surrendering him.