I apologize for exercising such brevity in my first post; I was under a bit of a time crunch at the time. I try to volunteer at my local animal shelter as often as I can. It's a bit easier said than done with family life and training for triathlons. Maxx is a 70 pound bundle of joy. He's completed an obedience course and gets compliments ALL the time about how well mannered/tempered he is. He has QUICKLY become my pride and joy! He loves being outside and lives pretty much to be out in nature taking in everything. Looking forward to frequenting the boards here!