Make your own free website on Tripod.com
What Was He???



The dog featured on this page was by far the most loyal, dedicated and generally wonderful animal I have ever had the pleasure to know. We adopted him when I was in the first grade from a local Humane Association shelter. The dog was housebroken, new a variety of obedience commands, and was quite the guard dog from day one. I do not think this animal was meant to end up where he did. When we came to us, he had a habit of wandering, climbing chain link fences and "getting around". I am fairly sure this is what caused him to end up lost and in a shelter.

Fred as he was known, has been missed terribly by our family... and we have long searched for answers as to what this dog was. For a long time we assumed he was a mix breed... but then we would see pictures of dogs that looked exactly like him... if he was a mix, there are other mixes out there that are identical to him... and I would love to know what the combination is. He clearly has bull blood of some sort... he clearly is not a boxer, he is too small to have been a bullmastiff, although his coloring and shape resembled that of a bullmastiff... we have been told he was an "American Staffordshire", but all the information and pictures I located on those dogs do not appear to be the same breed to me... Fred was around 85 pounds at his largest, and was a bit plump then... he had all the bullish characterisitics: the body shape, jaw size, enormous chest structure and supreme intelligence. But we are at a loss as to what he was. Somewhere out there, someone HAS to know what this dog was... again, I have seen pictures from another shelter with an animal that could've *been* Fred. I also ran across someone at a fast food restaurant once who had a brindle dog in his truck... the dog, except for color was a spitting image of the dog on this page... the man said he was an American Staffordshire, but again, everything I have seen of that breed doesn't look like the pictures below.

If you have any ideas or any suggestions on what he may have been, mixed or otherwise, or any suggestions on where to go for help, I would be very appreciative. Thank you so much for stopping by.

LADEEB1@AOL.COM

LADEEB1@AOL.COM