Zackster was bonded to me from the start.  The first day I met him, he let me know that I was his new best friend.  However, he had to pass the “grandkid test”.  When they came to the kennel to meet him, he stood over them as a gentle giant.  My granddaughter (1 year old at the time) was looking around and did not immediately see Zack standing in front of her.  When she turned toward him, all she saw was a fur wall.  As she slowly looked up, their eyes met, and Zack gave her a kiss on the face.  She cried out in fear, bawling like she had been attacked.  Zack spent the whole rest of the time trying to make up to her, finally doing so, making him a very happy pup indeed.