Cagney (watch my video!) and her sister Lacey were rescued on 1/15/13 from an Alameda County shelter where they were about to be put down. Cagney is the big sister and more outgoing than Lacey. She was scared at the shelter but once out of her cage she was friendly with us. No cats. Cagney was neglected severely matted and dirty. Under-socialized. She looks very cute now that she is healthier and groomed. She is fearful & will guard person to men and strangers. May nip. She is an amazing indoor dog. She is happy to relax at the foot of the sofa and watch what goes on outside for most of the day. She loves her walks (45 min). She needs to be on the lead when new men come over because she will try to guard me. But after 10 minutes or so she starts to wag her tail and seek attention from the new people but with caution. She is great with women but very leary of men. She is dominate to small dogs especially Chihuahuas and mini poodles. Seems relaxed to meet larger dogs but will try to dominate. When left alone she will bark for a few minutes but then relaxes. She is crate trained but doesn't have to stay in it for too long. She is best with women and quiet experienced home (less visitors). No kids. Needs continued training & kind but confident and strong leader.