I found this on the web and I feel it is a very good description of the breed. quote: "But it is the dog’s character that owner's talk about when they discuss their dogs. In this context, it has to be said that no breed is gentler or more kind with children and other baby animals. The breed is also known is “Heart Dog,” and no breed is either greater of heart, or better at “reading” the hearts of others." unquote. With that being said; it is important to research breeders. Issues can surface with any line that is highly inbred for one purpose or another.