Ruger is a 4 year old German Shepard/mal mix. We got him when he was 6 months. He had severe separation anxiety, so we got a second dog to help him cope. He's a work horse. Loves a job to do. Wants to be with you working. Needs lots of land to run. He rarely to never has been on a leash. He free roams our land when he's outside. He is the alpha. Which is hard because he is too smart for his own good. He listens to you well but he also does his own thing. He isn't great with young kids. Older kids is fine. He's a very loud and mouthy dog. He will not do well locked up away from you as he's very protective. Need to find the perfect home for him.