His ears perk up as he waits for our other dog to retrieve it, then snatches it out of her mouth, looking superior. If he were human, he'd be that most interesting man in the world from the Dos Equis commercials. Not to say he's disciplined. The holes he digs make our backyard look like a minefield. But when it comes to the core dog competencies, he's as loyal and affectionate as they get.