Ace came to me 4 1/2 years ago from Phoenix where he had been abandoned in an apartment.  His  Heritage probably had some Great Pyrenees  mixed with the Golden.  He must have lived with a Cyclist because he got ALL excited at the sight/sound of a Motorcycle - especially a Harley Davidson, 
We called him the "Grouchy  Old  Man". He wasn't thrilled with the Groomer or the Vet - but after they were thru treating him, all was forgiven.  He didn't do Adoption events either.  If you came to visit he was happy to see you & ran around to find a present for you - usually a shoe or slipper.
Ace will be Cremeated & his Ashes scattered  on the Sierra Preata Ridge on West Spruce Mountain.