Ziggy has been a loving buddy to us. We estimate him around 7-8 years old. He mostly hangs out inside all day, but absolutely loves getting out and throwing balls or running around all day. Great stamina and could keep up with any runner or hiker... He is a cattle dog after all. Ziggy is gentle with us, and also very protective of his family and space. He requires an introduction period to dogs and people, and is reactive on leash when passing other dogs and people. New owners who have a run, a fence, or isolated setting would be ideal. He is a protector. He will bark when someone is at the door, and will bark and protect the house if someone unknown to him walks in. He makes great security. Unfortunately we aren't able to provide the care he deserves anymore, having had surprise twins. Picture of him on virtual take my dog to work day.