Belle is an high energy 16 month puppy that needs a fenced in back yard to run and play in. She gets along with older children but due to her energy level would NOT recommend small kids. She is currently in a home with a Shepard mix male and gets along great with him. However does NOT get along with a beagle female that in the same home. Would not recommend placing her with any smaller dogs. When she is scared she runs under beds or desk to hide and will nip if attempts to get her out. I love this dog very much and only want whats best for her.