Thanks everyone!...you are all so welcoming!
I'm really enjoying your posts and the intelligent bully conversations that I'm brimming over with all sorts of comparisons to how life was before I found all this info was so readily available.
And a special thanks to the person who posted the link to the bully who looks like my Grimmy!
You rock! and so does the pic!...I've *never* seen a dog like that before! I've been googling all weekend and prowling the dogster pages to find one that had markings like Grim but though I found many with the same color and same sort of face, none had the same tan points.
A man even walked up to me and Grimmy to say hello and pet the pup and he launched into a story about a red dobie he recently met. I think he assumed Grim was a Doberman pup. Even a new veterinarian at our hospital walked past Grim and made a comment on how rare it is to see a Doberman these days!
I'll be honest, only after these 2 things happened did I start to wonder about his parentage. I hope he'll stay in the lower 50's range but the breeder has 60-80 pounders. It's most possible that Grimmy is a throwback because supposedly the dam is bk/wh and the sire was red, ah but who knows, I'm just happy for this loving little soul the powers that be saw fit to put in my path...I'm lovin' my new pup and enjoying my new pals! Thanks everyone!