Jasper is a nine-year-old true-blue best-friend kind of dog. We adopted him when he was about two; his Petfinder posting described him as a "large teddy bear" and that's exactly what he turned out to be. His ancestry is a mystery but it may include Border Collie and something bigger, perhaps Saint Bernard, so we call him a Border Saint. Jasper loves everyone he meets and he enjoys entertaining people with his many tricks. He's calm and undemanding, but when he just needs a little attention he rolls onto his back, raises one leg straight up and waves his paw until someone finally notices it's belly-rub time!