Shelby was raised in the pasture with the sheep. We are not completely certain of her age but think she is over 5. We are getting rid of our sheep and she has moved to indoor/outdoor. She prefers outside and sleeps outside, but loves to come in in the evenings for a good petting. She will place her paw on you until you do pet her in fact. She loves to be brushed and will close her eyes in pleasure. she was never leash trained and you need to encourage her, but she doesn't pull. She was never inside, ever, until a few months back but has gotten used to it. he is afraid of lightening. we hvae two smaller dogs and a cat, and except for the minor growl around a food bowl, she is great with them. sweet sweet girl. Just not right for us.