He likes to be in the center of action. He gets along well with children, is energetic, with a large temperamental terrier. The problem is that he has no idea how small he is, and he will most likely talk nonsense to a much larger dog, unaware of the consequences. His swagger can get him in trouble, so you must keep him in check.
He protects the people he loves and is often suspicious of strangers until you let him know that they are welcome. He’s a great watchdog, sometimes to your frustration, and warns you of visitors, burglars, and branches. Its bark can be piercing. No golden retriever, won’t lick a burglar in greeting; he will make sure you fully understand the seriousness of the situation.