This is my second am staff bitch. She is very loyal and playful. She loves my 12 year old son and already seems to know when he is due home from school. I've socialised her with lots of dog and always ask other dog owners to let her sniff and play with their dog. She loves playing with my friends labrador but he is old and tires easily.she also enjoys standing at the fence to see other dogs she lovesb kids but is still a little jumpy andf boisterous or them she requires positive reinforcement for training a heavy handed approach will not work on these dog but they still need to know their order in the pack as they will try to dominate if you let them. They are a wonderful family dog if you train them right i would not recomend an am staff if you are a first time dog owner or have never had experience of owning a powerful dog.