Jimmy Baltimore, MD 3/8/2012 7:09:43 PM I just lost my chessie. Just short of 14 yrs. very dependable companion and pet. Takes them a few years to get cuddly with you. They smile when you greet them after a long day. Its precious. Very well behaved if you do it right, with love and common sense. Softest, sweetest eyes that show their love once they know your the master.They want and need amaster. They walk and act proud when they know your leading them, are with them, around them and teaching them. They learn things os quick. My 8 yr old son talk Jed most of his house hold normal stuff. Great dog. Miss him soooooooo much.