We rescued Oscar when he was 4 the next week, a lot of the dogs were put down. We are grateful, he is a great dog. Very smart and he can sniff anything out of the back yard. Oscar hurt his back legs and had to do months of water therapy. They bother him a lot although he still runs like the wind. He lifts his little front paw when he wants something. He prefers to have his bed and blanket moved into the front room when the sun is shinning. Spoiled and adored.