We drove 250 miles (for northern Ohio to Kentucky) to get Jack 3 years ago today. I have to say I wasn't sure we should bring him home. He smelled to high heaven and he was a mess - skin problems, ear infection and eye infection. But he has become such a sweet loving dog I can't think how we got along without him. He was 5 years old but he still sometimes acts like a pup. Here is a picture of him then.
Here here is a after a trim.
And here he is right now needing a haircut very badly indeed! He hates to be brushed!