Charlie was purchased from a puppy store when he was 8 weeks old by a family that was told he would be a small dog. As Charlie grew up, he became too big and too energetic and was much more than his family bargained for. Charlie was passed around from home to home, never truly gaining a family of his own. That is, until the last family surrendered him. Charlie is extremely intelligent and easily mastered his training. He is now an invaluable member of our family.