I always feel like I have to make a disclaimer about my dogs. My daughter has bad allergies, so I wanted to get a big dog, but one that is hypoallergenic, that doesn't leave a lot of options. So I got Coal 5 years ago, and Diamond 2 years ago. They are so smart and sweet and I have grown to love the way they look. The fact that they don't shed is awesome! Now, I can't imagine ever having any other kind of dog!