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He just came to my doorsteps few days back with a collar on his neck , I've waited for its owners and it seems like no one is coming for him .
As a person who never owned a dog before , i am seriously in trouble understanding how to approach this .
But him being so good to me , i decided i should keep him

Am here to know the basic things regarding him , like perhaps his probable age , breed ,kind of things
please do tell me how to feed him properly also.

Sorry if its too much to ask , as i said never had an experience before

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He's very cute.

I could be wrong, and if I am, please accept my apologies, but the way I'm reading your OP, it's as though you've done nothing to actually trace his owners?

The owner could be still out there, frantically searching for his or her dog. I certainly would be. I've seen first hand how much of an emotional toll it can be when a pet goes missing -, the worry, the grief, and I've felt the panic when you first realise your beloved pet is gone (luckily mine always came home after an hour or so). So if I found out someone had my dog, and had had them for days, I'd be furious.

Before you claim him for your own, I'd recommend taking him to a vet - for 3 reasons:

1). They can scan for a microchip and if present, trace his owners. There may also be something on the system declaring him lost or stolen (I'm not accusing you of theft here, just saying it's a possibility)
2). Give you a rough estimate of his age
3). Give him a general check up

If there is no chip, I'd put up some Found Dog posters with a picture of the dog and your contact details. If you have Facebook or other social media, I'd also post about him on there.

If he's not chipped, and no one comes forward to claim him, then by all means, keep him. By then, you'll have an idea as to whether he has any health problems. (It could be that he was left on your doorstep because he has health problems.)

Breed-wise, I'm hopeless at these things, but to me he looks like a rottweiler cross, and from those pics, I'd say he's still a puppy.

As for food, puppies require more frequent meals than adult dogs, but someone else might be in a better position to advise you there. :)

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I would check out lost dog sources in your area. I see you're not in the U.S. and so don't know how it is where you live. Here, there are shelters that have lost dog lines. I connected with an owner through one of those for a dog I found once.

However, I would not post photos on posters or online or a complete description anywhere. That makes it all too easy for someone who is NOT the owner to claim the dog is his and walk off with him, and someone who does that is not likely to have good intentions. Post something general but hold back some particular bits of information such as about that oversized collar, the sex of the dog, etc., so that you can weed out any fakes like that.

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If you have done everything to find the owners and are keeping him, your first move should be a trip to the Vet.
He looks like a young puppy and will need vaccinations. The Vet can also answer lots of questions.
Typically I recommend feeding twice a day. If the dog doesn’t eat all the food At breakfast, pick up the bowl in 20 minutes and add next portion onto meal for dinner. Put down for 20 minutes. This helps with potty training and obedience training.
The bag Of dog food will tell you approximately how much to feed. Always start at minimum amount and adjust if necessary.
I would highly recommend getting into a positive reinforcement puppy class ASAP to give him his best life and teach you what you need to know about owning a dog.
How big is he? It’s hard to say what breeds he might be?
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