Our boy is extremely ‘busy’. He has to be involved and gets his nose into everything. He has the high energy of a spaniel and the scent drive of a beagle. Quite possibly the worst traits of both breeds. He also has the bark of a beagle which is extremely loud. On a positive note it makes him an efficient guard dog. He is very loving but has separation anxiety which can be embarrassing in public. We have found that scent training keeps him focused and really works his brain. He is a chewer, nothing is safe! Deer antlers are the best chew toy for him. He sheds continuously. We love our boy to bits and so does everyone that meets him, but he is full on and a lot of hard work.