Buddy is a 4 year old Saint Bernard/Great Pyrenees mix male, who came to us from Georgia. He lived with an elderly couple on 20 acres free roaming the land and was solely an outside dog. He did not ever meet people, see a vet for care or have any socialization with humans. He is super chill most of the time and such a lover but viciously protective of his territory, his humans, his home and had major stranger aggression. When I got him they said he was a full Saint but his behaviors over time and his structural build tell us different. He is small at around 100-115 pounds at 4 years old. He is fully grown and this is a very abnormal size for a male Saint, which tend to be 140+ pounds on average. His muzzle is also more narrow and pointed, his feet are also more narrow and his coat is long all over including a thick neck mane, his underbelly is long and leg feathers are also very long. He also has one set of double dew claws. This can happen in Saints but combined with everything else and his true guardian behavior, herding his human and how he patrols his territory, we feel he is a Saint Pyrenees. Our vet and trainer also agree. He has taken the alpha male role in my home over my pack, he commanded their respect from day two and they obliged. He is fantastic with all my dogs and my cat. He loves to 'cave' or sleep under things like in a cave. He sleeps under my desk, under my bed or under the kitchen table quite often. He patrols ÝÙsÓ the home and yard like a Great Pyrenees and when I first let him outside he barks for about 15-30 seconds running the perimeter to let all the animals in the neighborhood know this is his home and turf. Adjusting to indoor pet life seemed to happen fairly easy, he had never had a single accident. He finally followed with my pack and fell in love with laying on the couch or the bed. When seeking affection he will walk up and lift his paw as if requesting a 'shake' but this is his way of just asking for love. He will also block and herd me if he wants attention when I am up and about. Yet, if my doorbell rings or a stranger comes in, he will charge like he did me that first day. So we are working on training him to trust other people now so that he can go to a new home. Yet, when I take him out of the home, he is a whole different dog! We walk every day twice a day in my very busy neighborhood and he pays no attention to the other people walking, riding bikes or children playing. He absolutely loves to ride in the car and go! He also met a few new dogs at the fence and met our trainer's dog on leash. He met Diesel our 10 month old Saint puppy that was in their board/training program and corrected his excitable behaviors. He had no issue and showed a lot of interest in other older dogs that were calm like he is. He would do best with dogs that are past the puppy stage and that have a more calm energy about them. He has learned to play chase and enjoys wrestling with other dogs. He pays no attention to the cat and would also do well in a home with them. I was able to learn how to desensitize him to this and cut his nails for the first time as well during our training session! We have to get these boys tolerant of body handling by a stranger as they must be groomed consistently. I am also cleaning his ears on a consistent basis now, whereas when he arrives he would snap at me if I touched them. He loves being brushed now as well and needs daily brushing to keep his coat from matting. He is truly a sweet, gentle giant soul that can stare right into your heart with his beautiful eyes! He needs a home without any children under 16 and an experienced owner that will continue his behavioral training plan we have him on.