Taya loves her family and meeting new friends. She patrols the backyard, constantly on the lookout for snakes and lizards while the kids are outside playing. In bringing our first baby home, she was eager to meet the baby and sat by her during belly time. She tolerates a range of kid behaviors and approaches them with gentleness and affection. While not trained as a therapy dog, she regulates emotions by offering w hen anytime her loved ones need support. Taya is spayed, however, she is the model we use to compare German Shepherds.