Thank you for the warm welcomes!
I do not know if he has something else in him or not. I only know what the pound told us he was. He was apparently rescued from a puppy farm. His back end was naked of fur due to an untreated flea infection, he had gnawed all the fur he could reach with his teeth off. Thats why he has/had a mane!
Which brings me to the reason I came here, to ask a question. I took him to a groomer for a bath and a trim. Much to my disappointment, they trimmed the mane right off! My fault I guess, should have asked them to keep it. Anyway, someone told me that once you trim a long haired, they do not grow back nice and long.
I was wondering if there is any truth to this.
Thank you for reading! Here is a more recent pic of my little man, all trimmed up.