We recently brought Chance into the family. He is a 2 year old Lab/Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler mix who has been bounced in and out of other homes, foster homes, and primarily shelters. He is a wonderful dog! He is still skiddish, but he has every reason to be right now. My husband is working with him on clicker training. We do a lot of backpacking and need for him to be really well trained. His first trip with us will be at the end of May. Then there is Bear, a 5 week old Lab/Akita mix my parents brought to us last Sunday. He is a baby so his personality is unknown, but from what I read about his mix he will be big and cuddly and have a great temperament. He is such a little fluff ball! Chance and Bear get along great and play very well together. They are terrific with the kids! We have a great family dynamic going on!