Iggy is a miniature or toy Australian Sheppard. He's a very anxious little guy with separation anxiety. He would do well with an older child, he was my daughters dog. She's grown up and moved out but couldn't take iggy. She was 9 years old when we got him. He does have an issue with going potty in the house. He's a smart dog, but to anxious and high energy to follow directions for more than a few minutes.