Hi! My name is Elena and I've had Senji since he was 5 1/2. He's 11 now. He originally belonged to my brother and his wife, who got him shortly after they were married. His wife named him Senji…real original, huh? After they had their first child, he became somewhat jealous of her. After the second child, he wasn't as jealous, but they really weren't paying enough attention to him and he started to get very frustrated and destructive. They used to keep him tied outside on a long leash, where some of the local boys would "torment" him. To this day, he growls whenever he encounters teenage boys. Now that he lives with me, he's SO spoiled! He knows that he'll get his "walkies" several times a day, and my mom and dad dote on him too. They watch him when I'm working. He's hardly ever destructive in the house, but will shread paper if he's frustrated. He has a way of "sneezing" when he wants my attention. If I ignore him, he sort of yawns. He also has a great "baroo", especially when I come home from work. You'll have to excuse me for becoming an elitist, but I don't think I'll ever be capable of having any other breed of dog.