Teddy is very sweet and cuddly and adores anyone who gives him attention. He is entering his senior years so it seems his hearing and eyesight are starting to diminish. He has been raised with our 5 kids since the oldest was 6 months old, and he has always been great with our kids. Very patient with being loved on. However...
He is very home protective. He is very reactive to a knock at the door or doorbell, barks a lot and wants to attack whoever is there. He has to be restrained and either locked up while someone is over, or we slowly introduce him to visitors. Once introduced then he wants to maul them with loves and will follow them all over for cuddles. He usually does great with my kids friends, but there have been times where he has been surprised by them and it is very scary for those kids. He bit one girl on the thigh when he was surprised by her, not a serious bite but not ok. If doors are left open to outside he could see someone passing on the street and run out to attack them. He absolutely needs to go to a home with no children where the environment can be more controlled. We have tried to have these strict rules for our children regarding the dog but sometimes things fall through the cracks and it's just not ok.
He is 'non-shedding' with soft fur and has been regularly groomed so he is accustomed to it. He can free feed without over eating. He is very smart and likes to do training, but we have not been able to train this reactivity out of him. He loves to go for walks, rides in the car, and play fetch.
He is up-to-date on shots and healthy for his age.