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About 3 weeks ago I went to the mountain and found a very friendly and clever dog. It only took him 10 minutes to learn the name I gave him, and as soon as I scratched his belly he started loving me and following me around and I could teach him tricks using belly scratching as a reward. Sadly, I didn't bring him back home because he wouldn't be happy in an appartment of a building in the middle of a hot city. But I'm really curious about his breed (most probably a mutt) and so I figured you guys could help me out. It's really friendly and used to living in nature (it even tracked down a small underground animal I couldn't identifiy, unearthed it from its hole). I'm sorry I don't have any good pictures to show, just some low quality stuff.
 

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So why didn't you take him to a local shelter. Many people loose their dogs on hikes and can't find them. This is probably one of those. I don't know what he is but lost is probably one thing he definitely is.
 

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Where did this mountain walk take place? Were there any livestock nearby? If it was in a rural area outside the USA it could easily be a landrace breed. If it was inside the USA, to me it looks like a flock guardian breed mixed with a herding breed.
 

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@Dawnben
I don't know if there even are any shelters in my country. Also, the dog seemed fine left to nature, and even if it wasn't a stray dog there was an inhabited rural house not far from here where his owners could be living.

@akodo1
It is in Lebanon, quite far away from USA. I did not spot any signs of livestock nearby but it could be a Shepherd dog wandering around. Again there's an inhabited house not far from where I found him but he didn't have any collar and he reacted to petting overwhelmingly well, as if it was new to him, although he did seem familiar with humans, and wasn't aggressive at all.

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I can't give you any accurate numbers but he's just a bit smaller than a German Shepherd, and a bit bigger than a Labrador (I'm not an expert in dogs so I might he wrong). I attached another picture of him with me so you could get a rough idea (I'm about 178cm)
 

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I would guess he's some kind of guardian breed dog, possibly a mix of several flock guardian breeds, maybe with a herding breed or 2 mixed in, you could look through this list and see what breeds stick out:

List of Flock Guardian Type Dogs

He looks similar to Pyrenese Mountain Dog crosses I've seen, especially those mixed with medium sized herding breeds like border collies and aussie shepherds.
 

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Pretty dog. Agree with you to leave him be, he is feral, and if he's healthy and friendly and doing well (he seems to be) he's in his element. Here in Canada, it would be different...a friendly healthy dog would find a good home quick if taken to a shelter.
His cleverness and friendliness makes him a survivor.
If you want to invest in him, bringing him in for immunization and neutering would help, and maybe someday he would like to live with you, but leaving him where he is at home and can exercise his local knowledge can be a wise decision.
If you know animal lovers in your home country, ask them what you can or should do. They will best know about laws, culture & available resources.
 
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Thanks a lot everyone for your answers! I'll try to follow your advice.
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I agree with a livestock guarding breed mix. He looks healthy and fed in your photos. It's possible he has a home somewhere but roams. I don't know if this is common in the area you live in.
 

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Looks a lot like a friend of mines new puppy. Hers is a Tornjak (I think that's what their called? Guardian breed like a Pyrenees but have patches just like that).
 
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