My Nala is more like my daughter or close friend. She’s absolutely precious and is so similar to me in a variety of ways. She’s the runt of her litter so she’s small enough to fit into a jansport but too roundly and large to wear sweaters. Grooming is the only negative with this breed. Grooming costs can rack up if you don’t want to diy all of her needs. I trim her myself, more like butcher her coat, but it gets the job done. I don’t mind her shaggy look, it adds character. Daily brushing is required if not then their coats mat real easy and fungi can grow on their coats and skin.