Bear is a 5 yr old neutered male husky / shepherd mix. He was originally picked up as a stray in Los Angeles, California (where there is a husky overpopulation problem) and was on the euth list for being at the shelter for too long, when Alljoy 4 paws stepped in to rescue him. He is a sweet natured boy and incredibly smart, like your typical husky/shep mix. He is also typical in that he needs A LOT of exercise and structure (training and rules). His current foster exercises him every day (either a hike, mountain bike ride, trail run or skiing when there is snow)...and after he has had his exercise, he mostly sleeps the rest of the day (when he's not playing with his 5 foster dog siblings). The reason we say that Bear needs a lot of structure is because he did have dog reactivity issues when he was with his previous owner and was then returned. However, he has not exhibited these behaviors with his current foster but they are VERY structured with him and set rules and boundaries (as examples: he is not allowed on furniture, he is crate trained and sleeps in the crate every night, he heels at their side when they hike/walk, he sits and waits before walking through a doorway, sits and waits before he is allowed to eat his food, etc.). He is incredibly SMART and quick to learn...he already knows how to recall off leash, place, sit, shake, down, crate, etc. Bear behaves BEST when the fosters keep him in a calm state of mind and this is something the future adopter should continue for Bear to be his best self. Bear also needs to be in a home with other dogs...he currently lives in his foster home with 5 other very well trained medium-big dogs and the pack actually helps him relax and not have any reactivity issues. He previously lived in a home with children, so we know that he is also very gentle and good with kids. He is not cat tested, but he is very prey-driven so a home with cats may not be best for him. If you are someone who exercises daily, has other dogs and wants to focus on training a highly engaged and smart dog...Bear is your boy!