Jay is a big boy. Two years old, and somewhat protective when he wants to be. If you're not used to big dogs and their power, then I wouldn't recommend you take Jay. There is nothing wrong with Jay, I just can't keep him where I live right now. He loves to play and go on walks. A leash is not needed if you speak to him firmly and with authority. He doesn't like cats and is iffy with certain dogs. He's good with puppies though. Jay was raised on a beef and steak diet, so some of the dog foods he will not eat. He's a picky young man. Also Jay doesn't like to be alone at night. He will repeatedly try to get in bed with you, so you might as well let him, but is used to being outside during the day!