After 4 years we have decided to get another dog. He is a seven year old Chocolate lab. Very sweet and pretty calm unfortunately he is afraid of stairs and we have a split level house. My new morning routine includes coaxing a 90lb dog down the stairs every morning to go outside. He seemed really smart when we first got him picked up playing Frisbee right off the bat. He loves the girls as much as they love him and is a great kid herder every time one of them would start to wonder away at my Mother-in-laws he would quickly turn them back to us.