Jagger is a 12 year old chocolate lab. He loves fetch, hiking, and chasing squirrels. His favorite toys are frisbees and hard plastic balls, about 6" in diameter, he likes to pounce them around and obsessively lick them. It's strange but he loves it. He loves the dog park, on and off the leash. He's very good at fetch. I play disc golf and he's been a great companion for practicing.
My wife and I got him years before we married, when he was just 1 year old. We got him at the local shelter and his name at the time was Beau. He was a loyal dog from day one. Eager to learn and high energy. He learned sit, stay, and heel very quickly. Got along with other dogs and children, no problem. However, he was a very anxious dog. He did not like a kennel nor being left alone in general. Many chewed up doorknobs over the years. We now live with a fenced in backyard with a doggy door and cameras, and he does well with his separation anxiety having that outdoor access. I highly recommend something similar if you consider adopting him.
About a year ago, near the time our youngest daughter started walking, Jagger started to growl when she came near. After a few weeks, we brought him to the vet, and he was determined physically healthy, and the doctor suggested he may be developing some sort of dementia. It's been almost a year trying to cope but it's getting worse, too many close calls, and it's time for a change. We love Jagger dearly, but we feel rehoming him is best for our family, and him as well.