This is Remus my Labrador, who is now 12 years old. He is the only dog I've ever bought as a puppy! At the time I had my sights set on training a gundog for field trial tests but Remus has proved much more versatile than I'd ever imagined.
As a young adult he was very flighty and lacked any ability to focus, he just wanted to run!
He now provides a very valuable job for me as a non-reactor dog, with dogs displaying dog to dog aggression. Remus was attacked by a rescue dog that was staying with us when he was about a year old. I worried it would ruin his confidence with other dogs forever, but with appropriate socialisation and a lot of trust in me, he has excelled in everything I've asked of him.
Remus is my most trusted companion, his favourite activity (apart from running wildly across the fields) is eating and being cuddled.