He may not have long hair as the original Sampson, but he is just as handsome. Sampson could be part German Shepherd or Blue Heeler. No one knows for sure.
But whatever his breed(s), he is a devilishly handsome chap with a charming and playful personality. Sampson takes a little time to warm up, be he is all about the treats. (He doesn't know what a "diet" is.)
If you rescue Sampson, he will rescue you right back.