Funny you mention that. She's a rescue shelter dog and her breed / looks make people naturally leery of her which in itself isn't necessarily a bad thing however in her case unfounded. I've had dogs my entire life and she's among the very best. Never shows aggression (unless you're a squirrel), seldom if ever barks, and gets along great with our other dogs. She stays close to my wife when she's in the yard which in my opinion is a good thing....and just enough look in the eyes that says "if you don't throw the ball I'm going to bite your nuts!"