Thanks Chaos and Nikki....!!
@AshleysMom - Chief is just shy of 70 lbs. - Straight up the story is this... My wife has always wanted a boxer... I wasn't ready for a new dog yet as we lost our shep to cancer a few years ago which I found on the side of the highway many years ago and just before I found him I had to put down my Akita for health reasons.
Well while doing my daily troll on Craigslist here in ny I came across a post about someone looking to give up their boxer..... Well I emailed immediately....! - We went to visit Chief and his owners to find out they've had him since he was a baby - flew to a breeder in Kansas to get him - then for the last 2 + years he was locked in a kitchen, not played with enough and spent quite a bit of time in the backyard alone...
I immediately told them that we'd love to have him.. ( they then asked for $500 ) and a week later dropped him off at my house. To be honest Chief didn't even whimper when they left.
The last bunch of weeks has been training - LEASH TRAINING - that he was not used to being on!!!!!!!!!! Crazy people..
But he's taken well to it, after only 5 weeks I can let him off the leash and he obeys all commands... Great dog and is very happy.
Bottom line, as they said - "He doesn't suit our lifestyle" - whatever the hell that means... That's like turning in your kid... and hell I have 4 of them too...!!
So that's our story in a nutshell.
Again thank you to all for the warm welcomes and I have to say I've been reading the entire forum the last couple of hours... I'm addicted already.....
I'm a programming / web developer by trade so I'll be passing through at all times from now on!!