Taro was abandoned on the streets by his owner, who was happy to have a funny fluffy pup but when the pup grew and started to show his dominance, he got scared and attempted to be the 'pack leader' by beating Taro, who did not react well at this treatment. A nice lady brought Taro from the streets in her yard and the dog was nice and playful with her. At that time he was not spayed yet. One day, with some seasoned bitches nearby, a small male dog passed woman's house, and Taro attacked him, and, because the dog was small and fragile, he died. The dog had an owner who asked the lady to get rid of Taro, so she called the dog catchers and Taro was tranquilized and brought to the city pound. Taro was marked as an aggressive dog at the city pound and they treated him so (with force). A friend contacted me and I took him out of there. He was spayed the very same day and I took him from there already sedated. He stayed in a kennel for some months, we noticed he did not like to be touched, was very aggressive towards men, behaved a better with women. His daily carer was (and still is) a men, and with patience Taro now accepts him, is able to walk him and they respect each other. But is not able to touch him, Taro would bite if he attempts to do that. Another very nice lady took Taro for a weekend, in an attempt to adopt him. We bathed him before bringing him to her place (and sedated before just in case). He behaved better than our expectation, clean in the house, lovely with the lady. She could put collar on and off, put lead on and off, touch him almost everywhere and she said he can be touched if he stands, but not if he lays down. Very intelligent, learned commands fast. But his dominance made her afraid she will not be able to handle him if for some reason he gets nervous. The adoption failed and Taro had to return in kennels. He should be the only dog, even if he is fine with females, it would be better so; he needs a family without kids, an adult couple who has good experience with the breed and understands how to approach. He is very protective with his territory and family. Sometimes his behavior may be unpredictable. His past trauma (unknown exactly how and why was beated) makes him react like a man with post traumatic stress.