Hercules is the best slobbery mess a owner could ask for. I have never heard him growl at anybody and wouldn't hurt a fly. As a younger dog he was very active and would chase and or chew on any and every ball that came his way. Now that he is older (10 years old) he sleeps almost the whole day but loves to be around his family. Car rides are one of his favorite things to do he is very curious and loves to learn even at his age.