I live in Minnesota, I have a 10 month old female boxer-german shepherd mix, her name is Ruby. She is so smart and oh so stubborn, she knows lots of tricks and is well advanced (i'm so proud). She knows the basics ( sit, stay come, lay down....) She can crawl, wait at the stairs, ring the bell to go outside, lay to sit, stand, off.... The basics and then some for a barely 10 month old. We do have some issues though... She is slobber master, she doesn't really drink water she more fills her mouth full and lets it spill all over the floor as she walks around. She is also not a fan of dogs, especially on a leash, She has dogs she gets along with but very few.