I forgot what it was like to have a high energy puppy in the house! Marco is now 7 months old. We are still not sure what mixture our Mutt has. We know that his mother was part shepherd and we can see some Lab in him, however I can also see a bit of doberman, ridge-back and hound. We have no idea how big this guy is going to be. What were we thinking? I guess we have always been drawn to large breed dogs. Our first was a Shepherd-Austrian Cattle dog, then we had a male yellow Lab who was 125lbs in his prime and then a Chocolate Lab Girl who reached an overweight weight of 80 in her prime. Now we adopted this Mutt. A rescue dog. His story was very sad. His pregnant mom was picked up and she gave birth to a litter. In her desperation to protect them, she killed and ate them. Our Marco was the sole survivor of this carnage. He is very lovable and affectionate despite witnessing this helter skelter. We give him three one mile walks per day and we all play ball with him in the yard. The neighborhood kids come over and love playing with him too. Here is a video of me playing with Markey-Mark.