Tino is very affectionate/loving to the people he sees on a regular basis. We have always had to be very careful when new people enter our home because he will rush and nip them - despite being told “no” or scolded. He will rush dogs larger than himself and nip their throat while growling. Therefore we are very cautious when outside and walking around the neighborhood. Tino has a great ability to be patient. He will stay quiet in our bedroom and wait until we wake up before he gets up. He does not have accidents in the house. He has had both of his cruciate ligaments repaired - they tore one after the other. And one of his hips popped out of the socket during this time due to the extra strain. Tino has also developed food allergies to animal protein and is on a special diet from the vet. Despite some physical challenges, Tino remains a happy dog. He is so devoted and loving to his family members he gets lots of love and attention right back - everyone loves to cuddle him!