At my doorstep at work 4 days ago walks up this beast of a puppy... We suspect Boxer Mastiff mix. The dog is as gentle as can be and we estimate 1-2 years old.
Very well maintained, but missing a collar and chip is making it difficult to find the owner.
We've taken every route we can think of to find the original owner... Craigslist, Facebook (local missing animal site) postings, etc... in all the exposure for this dog would rival a celebrity.
While caring for the dog, waiting for an owner we learn that the dog has had exceptional training, more so than any dog I have ever worked with in my life.
When it walks beside you it is literally on your hip, every 5-10 steps it moves to the opposite side and continues the walk and does the same 5-10 steps later.. right back to the other side. It was definitely trained to do this because it is very consistent.
It obeys every command with exact precision.... I can't help but think the owner has to be a professional trainer of some sort.
I'm not yet comfortable calling it my dog yet because I have faith the owner will step up; additionally I have 2 kids and I'm a bit nervous about bringing such a big strong dog home that I don't know more about.
Any suggestions/recommendations? The dog will be rescued, I refuse to let it go to a shelter to eventually be euthanize
Edited by DStevenson, 28 September 2014 - 03:37 PM.