Cookie is an amazing dog. Very intelligent and curious. He fits in well with my children. He is house trained at 6 months!!!! He quickly learned to go outside! He is extremely friendly to everyone! I wouldn't recommend having this breed off leash, unless it's in an enclosed space with a high fence! He is very good motivated and extremely vocal, if you're looking for a "quiet" dog - this isn't the breed for you. Overall not to have in our home! We just love him!