Earl is one pretty handsome dude. We think that he is about 8 to 10 years old. He walks nice on leash, but as an un-neutered male, does have the urge to mark his territory. He was well behaved during physical exam and enjoyed the attention. He will sit for treats and speak for treats. He was not overly interested in toys, but is very food motivated. If you are looking for a senior dog but still has a little bit of spunk, Earl might be a good fit for you. We think that Earl would be fine with children, as long as they are respectful to him. He does seem to do well with most other dogs, and was interested in but not reactive to cats at this time. For more information on this dog, or many others, please visit www.joplinhumane.org. We are the Joplin Humane Society, in Joplin Missouri.