We got our puppy Ruger from a Humane Society on Dec. 21. My boyfriend and I don't know if he is pure bred or not though. He is extremely smart and definitely has some of the same characteristics but we wanted to get other opinions. The Huamne Society didn't have any other breed listed but they have no way of knowing. From what they said he was an owner give-up. His birthday was Oct. 5, 2013.