Family raised and socialized, indoor/outdoor. Parents eye CERF checks and OFA hip certifications normal.. No parasites. Loving loyal smart dog. Neutred at 6 months, house trained, heartworm prevention up to date. Easy to walk on a leash, loves to swim and fetch. Blackie has always had a calm disposition and a gentle nature. He watches out for and plays easy with young pups, other dogs and the house cats. He is a true shepherd, gentle and watchful. He is easy to have around but he will not be used in our breeding program and we would like to see him in his own special home.