Boris is pretty close to Perfect, has a tongue έΩΤΙ that's way to long for his mouth, which results in it hanging out all the time έΩΤΙ - completely ADORABLE ‰%9D%A4 and one we call him a UNICORN in rescue with nearly perfect temperament! He is absolutely amazing with kids, cats, other dogs and knows all his basic skills and is such a gentleman!!! He is one of the most adoptable Saints we have ever had and we just need to get him placed in his forever home! We did try to place him in a forever home in February with a Newfoundland Male puppy and family with two small children, but unfortunately it just was not a successful match. We arrived to the home and introduced slowly walking on leash, then proceeded to different areas of the territory and lastly into the home. The puppy was so excited and a little pushy because he wanted to play immediately. However we had traveled several days to get him there and Boris needed some time to decompress. The puppy would nudge him repeatedly, which is not wrong, but did overwhelm him. Boris corrected the puppy appropriately a few times and then they seemed to settle down and Boris wanted to nap. This is when we felt everything was good and we left him there. We did explain that he would need to decompress and settle in the next 3 days at least, so to continue to take it slow. He awoke from his nap and just didn't seem to want anything to do with the puppy and would get agitated at him for constantly bugging him to play. They began separating them to give Boris some space and did really all the right things they could do, but Boris just did not seem to get better and the puppy just wanted desperately to be friends with him. We feel had they had a fenced yard with room to run off excitement, energy, anticipation and nerves, that they could have made it but this was not the case. With two small children in the home, it was to difficult to manage and allow Boris time to settle in so we picked him back up two days later. Boris has lived with 6-8 dogs in his first foster home all of different ages, size and sexes. He had never had any issues with any dogs before until one male that was much larger began to bully and dominate him. It went on for weeks and Boris just ignored it, until he had finally had enough and they did have a few scuffles. At this point, Boris had to be kept separate from him as he did not seem to want to forgive him at all. We do feel this experience could have effected his placement into the home in February and it was so unfortunate. When we returned home with him, he moved to a new foster home with 5 other dogs of different age and sex and has done incredibly well. He can be protective of high value food, bones and treats towards other males and could use some fine tuning in his wait command. We always suggest giving high value food or bones completely separate from other dogs. If multiple dogs are around and you are giving treats, he will try to take them all, even when not intended for him. He is not aggressive about it at all but it is a little rude and he just needs to learn to wait his turn. He is highly food motivated, which makes training with him very easy and he takes direction so great! He is also very intuitive and smart, calm and relaxed - so with the right training he could be an amazing therapy or service dog. He definitely has the potential for it! We believe he does need to live in a home with another dog, as he has never lived alone. He would probably do best with females or very non dominant males that will give him space and time to settle in to his new home. He desperately seeks affection and will literally pick your hand up for pets and rubs! He lived with smaller children in his previous home under 10 and currently lives with a small child in his foster home. He is amazing with children, patient and loving - but he will steal food from them given the chance. We have not tested him with babies or toddlers and would not suggest he go in a home with children that small, unless you have previously owned Giants before with many years experience - teaching children boundaries with Giant breeds. Often giants can see small children as litter mates and try to correct them like one, so any home with very small children must be highly diligent and experienced with the breed. Boris is a couch potato most of the time, seeking to be near his human whenever possible. He will play once he gets comfortable and settles in. He would prefer to sleep in the bed too, but its just not possible in his foster home! He enjoys the cool weather and running around outside chasing, exploring and playing with the other dogs. He had not had any leash training before his arrival but has done amazing on leash and loves car rides so much! He had also never been taken anywhere in a car, so everything is an exciting new world for him and he is happy to see it all with his human. He could use consistency in his basic training skills to be the perfect boy.