When Oakley was a young puppy, she swallowed some toy batting and had to have a major surgery to remove the batting. Due to this she was fixed before she ever was able to have a litter. Regardless of this, she is a very active aunt and is involved with all the puppies. She is very patient and tolerant of every puppy and enjoys being with all dogs. I use her a lot when working on training aggressive dogs. She has a great temperament and is a huge foundation to our home. As strong as an Oak, that describes her heart to the T.