Shine is a sweet boy. He loves kids and adults. He is registered. He is partially trained to hunt squirrels, but needs work to finish his training. I inherited Shine. I was told that his previous owner did not finish his training. He will tree, but doesn't always bark ( this could be because someone who had him before me would punish him for barking). He needs some work to get him ready to tree if wanting him for a hunting dog. If wanting him for a pet, he will require a fenced in yard because he will go to the woods, get lost, and not able to find his way home. he will need a tracking collar. I love Shine, but am older & unable to take him out on a leash or hunting. He would make a great pet for kids OR would make an excellent hunter if someone took the time to train him.