My parents never let me have a dog growing up, so the moment I went to college I had to get one. Add three more dogs and we have a big happy pack! Bruiser is the most affectionate and naughty dog I've ever seen. He is an alpha male with an attitude, but he loves to cuddle and give kisses. He's also very smart and knows over 30 words. He has been a therapy dog for two years. He has been to hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and to a juvenile detention center.