We got misty as a dog estimated to be about 1 to 1 1/2 yrs old from the shelter. She is our first Boxer and will probably not be the last. I had an awesome Doberman for 14 years so getting use to a boxer has been a fun experience. She loves the outdoors. She sleeps both inside and outside in her doghouse depending on the weather. The funniest thing she does is pulling her dog-bed out of the dog house and she drags to where ever she wants to lay outside. You will be looking out the window and she will have taken it to the middle of the yard into the sun. She will be rolled up on it sound asleep. She loves the whole family and would love to play with the cats if the cats didn't dislike her so much. She is a gentle giant.