Gator is one happy boy despite all of the medical issues. Like any lab, loves being touched and with humans. Seems to be indifferent to other dogs, have not heard him bark, rides well in a car and walks well on a leash. Update: 1/2015 Due to arthritis his walks are short for now and activity level is low. He is still one sweet, cuddly guy! Gets along with other dogs. Unsure about cats. Loves people and kids but due to his size no small children.