We found a local shelter, and today we took the plunge.
This is Sabir. He is 5 months old and seems a very intelligent and good natured fellow. He came with the name, came a long way. He is from Baku Azerbijan. He is a mix of something that seems to include hound and Shepard. He has a hound voice and seems inclined to talk. He is teething,still as much to learn but seems willing. He is skinnier than I woulD wish.
Better pictures follow.