you should believe your eyes and trust your judgement (take your time and possibly meet with the dog again), and take what your family says with a grain of salt. they may be well meaning, but are generalizing and are incorrect. also, even tho he's been trained already, he's young and what he becomes will largely be up to you.
mom to seraphina blue & the cashman
miss jeni-take-a-ride, rescued 7/07
shangri la's great white caesar, rescued 4/09
hearthside's cinderfella (RIP 4/20/09)
shep von bellefontaine (RIP 6/9/10)
voodoo lily (dsh) & cricket (african grey~RIP 7/13)