Our Divalicious Bailey is slightly too big for her pantaloons! This stunning and graceful tricolor Eskie mix needs a seasoned, patient adopter, who will polish her rough manners and inspire her through command presence and leadership.

Just over two years old, Bailey was surrendered to us by Owners whose hectic family life had allowed her to run amok. Despite some attempts at training, Bailey's routine lacked consistency and leadership, so she got the best of her well-intentioned family. And, then there was the cat, who provided Bailey with endless opportunity for sport.


Sometimes, a dog is just a poor fit for a family lifestyle. In Bailey's case, family activities diverted focus from her exercise and training needs, and this lack of attention set the stage for Bailey's behavior quirks. And yet, human perspective plays a tremendous role in dog behavior: what is intolerable for one family, can be no big deal for another.

Bailey seems like a dream dog to us! She has made great progress, and she has blossomed beautifully in her multi-dog foster home. She has learned to accept other dogs, but still has little patience for uppity, snarky ankle-biters. She is beloved by all of her caregivers and is filled to the brim with charm and exuberance.

At this point in her life, Bailey needs strong, positive handlers, as well as a central place in her adopters' lifestyle. She would be a great fit for an active adult home: a single or couple, who have a calm, assertive leadership style, as well as the patience and perseverance to continue her socialization and training. She would not be a good candidate for a busy family with children, but would would thrive in a dog savvy adult home, where she would receive the exercise and discipline needed to develop her amazing potential. Bailey could easily become Canine Good Citizen certified in the hands of motivated adopters.

Bailey is a beauty, and appears to be mostly Shetland Sheepdog. She has corresponding herding behavior, but we also see the shape and physique of the American Eskimo Dog, which surely explains Bailey's flair for the dramatic. She has a lithe physique, well suited to agility, and yet she is a manageable size at just 30 pounds, the size of a standard American Eskimo Dog. Her coat is tricolor: black, brown and white, and is bushy, with a thick undercoat, requiring regular brushing, and possibly a few professional groomings a year.

While she has made tons of progress, Bailey's adopters will have to fine tune her house manners. She is house trained, and crate trained, but adopters are expected to troubleshoot accidents that may occur during her transition to a new routine. She still has a lot of puppy behaviors, and seems to be somewhat behind the learning curve in her social development. She still tends to jump up a bit, and be forward in her stranger greeting. She has grasped obedience basics quickly, and is very eager to please. Adopters will have great time continuing her program.

Bailey is in excellent health, and has been spayed. She has been vaccinated for rabies and DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus). She has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. She has been microchipped and dewormed. If you are interested in Bailey, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com or call/text Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info.

Eskies Online is a 501(c)(3) Multibreed rescue group that serves unwanted American Eskimos and other dogs in need. Our group of volunteer foster homes spans the North East, and our adoption territory extends from Maine to eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of northern Maryland. Once an adopter is approved, we arrange transportation. We do not adopt dogs beyond our territory. Please visit our website: www.eskiesonline.com for more information about our group and our adoption procedures.