Eugene is an absolute sweetheart of a dog and is a classic energetic GSD. He loves to snuggle and is always down for pets. He is a dream on a leash, walking without much pulling at all and showing no reaction to barking dogs in the neighborhood. He loves to play, be it a ball or a rope. Did I mention he loves balls? He really loves chasing balls! He's a strong chewer, managing to cut a thick rope in two while our back was turned, so tough toys are a must. He'll talk to you throughout the day, letting you know he's there but he not a big barker. House broken, he has never had an accident or marked inside the house. As he's been settling into his foster home, he's shown that he knows all basic commands, including sit, stay, down, and leave it. He's still working on drop it as those balls are just too exciting! He's fantastic with adults and older kids. He enjoys exercising his mind with training and play such as hide and seek. We're sure he'd be good with dogs as he doesn't appear to be dog reactive. He's shown no aggressive behaviors. He does play a little rough, so very small children or small dogs might be challenging. We haven't had a chance to test him with cats yet. He gets quite excited when he sees cats or squirrels on walks but doesn't pull on the leash. He is very smart and does test boundaries, such as taking his ball out of the toy box up on a shelf when we are in the other room, but he has yet to get into anything that belongs to the humans in the house. He is still intact and soon to be neutered. All in all, he's a deeply affectionate playful dog and we expect him to make a forever owner very happy. PS- His tale is crazy long and just stunningly beautiful!