Delilah passed shortly before turning 9 years due to an inoperable cancer which is common. During those nearly 9 years though she was absolutely the best pet and honestly friend anyone could ask for. Very intelligent and energetic but a true love bug and loved to cuddle with you and a blanket. Though no formal training was given she was so smart she passed service training and would knew the difference when she was in service mode and when she was at home. I'm surprised to find that not any bread this cross anymore. Perhaps genetic health issues but the intelligence and caring is unparalleled to other breeds.