Kip is a very sweet boy. He is really good with all dogs, even the older ones who tell him to bug off. He does respect them now that he can go off to find younger dogs to play with who will wrestle & run with him.
Kip is a very solid, very strong boy, with a gentle personality. He is still very puppy brain & does not realize his strength when he is distracted by a butterfly or another dog. If he thinks you are upset with him, he will offer appeasing behaviours to try to make you happy. He gets so very excited if you bend over to pet him, he'll piddle all over your feet. If he was a human, he'd be in the "toddler" stage.
He loves food & will play with some toys but he'd be happiest to be your constant companion, learning & doing new things that bring lots of rewards. He is good in a crate but does have some mild separation anxiety, which might become more prominent if he is an only dog & left alone for long periods.
Kip was owner surrendered only because he has so much playful energy, he wanted to play for hours & hours. The constant & rather rough attempts at trying to get the senior dog of the home to play was stressing the senior to the point of self-mutilation & requiring medication.
The owner had already rescued Kip from a questionable situation & taken him through several training classes. He is a very quick & eager learner but when not interacting with his person, one-on-one, he is too hard on the old guy. This was just not fair to the dog who had been the only dog since puppyhood.