He is a pure bred and is just an absolutely great dog. He has been with us about 4 years. Wouldn't eat for three days. Whomever had him worked with him. He was house trained, crate trained, and we could tell he had hunt skills. Yep, I'd put food down for him, he'd sit there and look at me waiting for the proper command.
I mean like I went all out, cooked rice and burger for him, nothing. Called my Vet and he said when he gets hungry he'll eat. Finally on the fourth day he ate!!!!
He is leash trained, but off the leash, he is very cognizant of where we are and never gets out of eye sight. If he thinks he's gone too far, he stops and waits for us to catch up.
You are a good person for taking care of all those animals. Both my dogs were/are second hand pups, and both have cost us lots of money at the vet's office. That is money I do not mind spending. One dog passed away about three years ago and the other is still around.
I've had two rescue dogs in a row. Tough to go back after that. First was a greyhound that I got from Florida. I have a purebred boxer that I got from a boxer rescue. He and my 3 year old son are like two peas in a pod always looking for trouble.