5/12/15:  Ivan gets along well with all the dogs that he has met here.  His 'yard mates' have changed numerous times and he always makes friends instantly.  No issues.  Patient for attention.  Not pushy.  Really enjoys his human size duplex and the doggie beds.  He also enjoys sunning himself on the deck.  Never torn anything up.  Definitely housebroke when he came.  He would fit into any family lifestyle and do well with all ages.  

2/15/15:  Big, happy fella.  Raised from a pup, but circumstances required they give him up.  He needs some socialization, ie: going to pet stores, meeting strangers, interacting with many people.  He was pretty much isolated, although very much loved.  He did warm up quickly to me.  He is good on leash and in the car.  He has lived inside but seems to prefer outside most of the time. 

He gets along with other dogs (except intact males) and cats.  No farm critters.  Strictly a companion dog.  He would be fine with respectful children over 8.  He is a very big boy.