That is a good question. This is lab/retriever mix named Buddy. We adopted him 4.5 years ago (age 6.5 years). I wanted a lap dog and this was the only dog my husband would "allow". I finally got my wish by signing away 2 years of DisneyWorld away, saving bookoos of money. So it was a trade off. And then came Lucy Bell! She started by kicking him off of his bed completely, and now she just wants to snuggle with him. I think he is still tolerating her to some degree but hopefully they will soon be good friends.