This is a dog that will adjust his activity needs to that of his family. He is devoted to his owner and will follow wherever they lead. Most toy breed dogs are able to get enough exercise simply by playing a game in the backyard. He does not need large, wide-open spaces to run and play since he is such a small dog. However, he is a social dog and will enjoy spending time on doggy play dates or visits to the local dog park. Expect to spend time playing fetch or simply watching him run laps around the yard for at least 30 minutes a day to ensure he maintains a healthy body weight and gets plenty of mental stimulation to keep him sharp and happy.