Karen Kalamazoo, MI 10/12/2010 11:06:41 AM We have a dwarf boxer/German shepherd mix. Although Bella Dolce has the colorings of a shepherd, her personality and the rest of her looks are definately Boxer! I've owned many breeds over my whole life and I have never had such a playful breed! Bella is quick to play when she's not eating or sleeping and could play all day. If you have children, this would be a great breed for you. Bella is very smart, quick to learn, but very opinionated when she doesn't want to do something! She is a definate "people dog" and likes everyone. Although Bella went into a bit of depression when I was recently in the hospital for 4 days, she rallied once I came home. I am her pack leader and she reconizes me as such. My husband was home, but she obeys me better than him.