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    That thing looks like a bear molested a German Shepherd.
    Good Save PPK,I rescued a lab/greyhound mix from the shelter,she seemed kinda depressed for about 3 days,til she discovered she had food when she was hungry,water when she was thirsty,a kind hand to pet her,a stern voice when she chewed up my electronic ear muffs,and a home to live in.Now she is like an ADD/HDD dog,Loves going for rides,and when we stop she thinks she has to be the first one out,we are working on that
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    Awesome job! He'll be your buddy for life.
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    He looks anxious to learn how to conduct 'business'...congrats on the new pooch.
    IMHO though, I'd make him an inside dog...teach him to get along with the cats...I'm just sayin'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    He look anxious to learn how to conduct 'business'...congrats on the new pooch.
    IMHO though, I'd make him an inside dog...teach him to get along with the cats...I'm just sayin'...
    Really I'd like for him to be inside, though I've got some worries. All three cats are super-great at using their litter boxes, I'm afraid that he'd upset them then we'd lose some of the cats good bathroom habits. The cats don't bark and aren't threatening, but they do "alert" when something is going on outside. Their ears are MUCH better than mine. The potential puppy chewing bothers me too. Ya'll have encouraged me enough to start trying him inside a bit at a time, so we'll see how that goes. A friend of mine has a giant Akita that usually stays outside, when it's very cold he lets the dog come in and sleep on the floor of an extra bedroom. It's so strange to be sitting there visiting my friend and this giant dogs calmly walks out to sniff me.

    We live very rural, not much chance of him getting runover and he's got lot's of open places to run and explore. Rest assured though, if he stays outside, he's got a great dog house to live in.......and it's heated in the winter.
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    I'd make him an inside dog, too. Dogs are pack animals and I've never boughten into making them stay outside, away from their pack. He can't protect you chained to a doghouse or inside a fenced run. JMO.
    He looks to be part Dobe or Rott. The markings are a dead giveaway. Probably Dobe, as the tail looks thin.
    Very nice and kudos to you.

    The big dog is a Caucasian Ovtcharka. Fiercely loyal and a time bomb waiting to go off in the wrong hands. Not even suited for protection work they are so unpredictable, but great as sentry dogs who don't have to discriminate.
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    My Max who is a rescued dog says he looks like he has a little doberman in him because of the brown on black markings. That said no matter what he is he will make a great addition to the family.

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    Yeah,its a real dog, I beleive its called a Caucasian German Shepard. I ran across this on the net, This particular dog is being trained as a Police dog. there were 2 others in training with him. if you look close in the picture you will see the woman is holding him by his leash and he is also tied to the tree in the background. He looks like he could definetly take a bite out of crime.

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    Great job on the rescue.

    If introduced slowly into the household, the cats will eventually accept him. The trick is to take your time and let them get use to each other on their own terms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbiesdad View Post
    Because they know the difference between living on their own and having a home. The dog will most likely make a good guard dog. He will want to protect the family that saved him.
    I agree with Bubbiesdad, the best dog I ever had I found on the street, about the same age as yours.

    He looks like he has pitbull and doberman in him to me.

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    Great job on the Rescue I am a huge dog person...If I could I would take every dog out of every shelter or pound in the world!

    He looks to be a Rott to me more so than doberman just because his head looks to be a bit bigger than that of a doberman
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    Doberman and German Shepard would be my guess. Congrats! on being kind enough to take him in. While an active LEO working the Delaware Turnpike a Great Dane puppy jumped into my patrol car while I was checking a Toll Machine. Took him back to the Troop and called the SPCA, due to a Holiday weekend we had to keep him until Tuesday. Needless to say when my wife and kids picked me up after work Sunday morning we were playing without he puppy in the rear parking lot and when they stopped and opened the door in jumped the puppy, we had her for 14 years, which is very unusual for a large breed dog.

    This puppy will make you a life long friend, you don't keep friends outside!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    I found this stray puppy in the middle of the woods on Easter weekend. No one around, starving and thirsty. I found some vinegar flavored potato chips and he devoured them on the spot. Brought him some table scraps later, which he inhaled, caught him and brought him home. He's got a big voice and seems very smart.

    Next stop, trip to the vet.

    BTW, what sort of bloodline mixes do you see in the puppy?
    The dogs entire makeup looks like a pitt. The ears, shape of the head, broad chest, and huge feet. The color looks to be Doberman.

    It's been my experience that pitts make great companions but not so great guard dogs. They don't like to bite people, the desire was bred out of them so that their handlers could care for them when injured. They can be taught to bite, but why?

    Pitt and dobie are both confident breeds and make great pets because they are loyal, loving, and not scared of much of anything. You will get bit 100 times faster by a chihuahua because it is loyal and scared. Socialize him immediately with other people and your cats. They will probably freak at first, but they ought to figure out he just wants to play. Our pitts look scary but all they want to do is play. The worst I've ever been hurt by a pitt or rottie is when the rottie rolled over my ankle to get a belly rub or when we let the pitts nails grow too much, she scratched me jumping off the bed to play with my boys.

    In sum, it's a long winded way to say great job on the rescue and finding a new member of the family.
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    I have to agree with the pit look, maybe a rottie mix. Here is a pic of my rescue.

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    Jessie my rescued Staffordshire says maybe a little pit thrown in. She has been with us for 12 years now. She adopted us when I got a call of a pitbull running loose and when I came on scene she got half my lunch and climbed in the back seat. No one claimed her, no tags or collar so here she is today. She has raised two rescued dobermans since she has been with us.

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    Cheers to the OP for saving the good puppy dog!

    Here's my rescue (Fritz is a purebred GSD that was VERY malnourished as a pup). Rescuing a dog is the way to go. He's on the small side, but a tremendous companion and member of our family:

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