Stitch is very loving and patient. He is my seventeen years old daughter's baby and she constantly fusses him. He never growls at humans and is very friendly even with strangers. Definitely not a guard dog but he does chase cats apart from our own. They have a love hate relationship. He loves her and she hates him. He loves his walks and can easily walk for a couple of hours or more but will be fine on the days he doesn't go out. He has never chewed anything apart from what we give him and he loves cuddly toys in particular his teddy which he carries around the house. We couldn't want for a better dog. The grooming is the only issue as his hair is thick wavy and curly in place and grows like crazy! Apart from that anyone who meet s him want to keep him and I have have many tradesmen around the house who offered to buy him off me. I would really recommend this breed to anyone looking for a loving dog.