Jack is a 9 month old heeler cross. He is full of life and energy! He has a smile on his face at all times, and absolutely loves people. The shelter he came from said he has successfully been around kids and cats, and he really is a gentle soul. However, despite his best efforts, he is a bit of a bull in a china shop, with long legs and body that he can’t quite control yet. We expect him to grow into himself that way! You can flip him over, grab his legs or tail, and poke at him without him getting upset, in fact, he’s just happy for the attention! So far he isn’t nippy like many heeler crosses. He is a good guard dog with a big bark, though he only uses it when someone new is coming home. He would bond strongly to a family and has a ton of love to give. He needs a lot of exercise, and if you left him unattended he would definitely chew or dig. But he is very easy to manage with a crate at night and training and exercise. He really likes to please and learns patterns quickly. He would do best with someone that would let him run all out daily, and continue his obedience training (or agility, or anything that stimulates both his mind and body). It is not hard to ask Jack to sit next to you for long periods of time, he loves to be with you, but he needs to know that your guidance and leadership is important. Once he does, he is happy to stay at your feet quietly for as long as you like. He would not be appropriate for someone who expects him to entertain himself out of a crate for long periods of time, as like most young boys, he would get into trouble! He also needs more than one or two walks a day. He needs time to stretch his legs and run and play. He loves to play with other dogs, but will respect a dog that puts him in his place and says no as emotionally he is pretty submissive. He just comes on strong as he has a lot of personality! There is not one stoic bone in his body and you always know what Jack is thinking…and usually that is when do we get to play next!