Gino is a 7-year old spirited and very bright Plott Hound (maybe? We adopted him from a shelter as a pup). He is a quick learner, playful, strong & fast. He will happily run with you while you are running or on a bike. He is affectionate, playful, and sweet with family and those he comes to know. On the other hand, he is quite skittish around strangers and strange circumstances, and will bark or even snap if not managed -- but is manageable if you are firm. He is, for the same reasons, excellent at warning of and turning away potential intruders (the squirrels have given up trying to get into the garden!) He was raised with and loved by three boys who are now off to college; he is a handful for the often-single person now at home who is not used to managing and training dogs. He is 75 pounds, housebroken, healthy, neutered, and up to date on all of his shots. If you adopt him and would feel more comfortable with some training to manage him effectively, we would be ready to underwrite that training for the right family.