Oreo is a very loyal dog and has lived a pampered life. He is protective of his humans and alerts to anyone that comes to door. He has not been around children much but once he has alerted to new person does well. Essentially great guard dog!! Oreo is an indoor dog. House broke, stands by door to go out and whines if waiting too long! Oreo loves to snuggle and give kisses. He loves attention. Oreo is not alone much but adjusts for short periods of time.Very happy upon your return!! Oreo played very well with a puppy we had at one point. Tolerates 2 cats but not real happy with sharing his space or humans.