Until recently, it was a strong, upright animal, roaming it's wise-ranging territory and ensuring that all was well in the land.
Just a few years ago it suffered a sad accident, when the original owner was sectioned and the new owner released from his secure accommodation to cause serious harm to the unsuspecting beast.
A series of self-inflicted injuries followed as the once proud animal had a funny turn and started running into walls at full pelt. Repeatedly.
Sightings of the dog ceased in January, although there are wild stories of a possible reappearance before May.
In desperation, the one-time owners would ask that if you see the animal, you take it to the vet to check for any signs of life.