Paddy is active, but she is so content to hang out. Her temperament is near perfect. She is just a happy-go-lucky dog. She loves all dogs and people, but bunnies beware. Now that the bunnies are out, she is going bonkers when she sees them. We have had great success with house training now that we are all on a routine at our house. Paddy is crate trained and sleeps in her kennel at night and when we leave. She only makes a small fuss when she wants to wake up in the morning. I can't say enough nice things about this dog, she is just amazing.