Ruh Roh, Scoopy Doo, Our grande, supercharged Bucky, is a sight to behold. He is a spectacular merle coat Great Dane, who has a comedic glint in his dreamy hazel eyes. Bucky, only 11 months years old, just came to us from NYC ACC, where his owners dumped him at without much explanation. The poor guy experienced a little bit of trauma and disorientation as he adjusted to shelter life, and he displayed some fearful behavior. We invited Bucky to our Rescue, so that we could give him a chance to decompress and reconnect with his inner puppy.

Bucky has come out of his shell beautifully, and has become a real superstar in our big dog play group. He's very social, loves other dogs, but plays exuberantly, as you would expect of a large goofy, youngster. Bucky is a large, tall dog, who weighs in at 85 pounds and counting. He could easily reach 100 pounds with healthy diet and exercise. His Great Dane DNA provides a lean, leggy physique, and large head, but he seems a tad shorter than standard Danes. Although Bucky does not look overly muscular, he is a strong, powerful dog, and he requires some physical strength to handle. We have worked on his leash handling, and he responds well to basic correction, and has become easy to walk.

Bucky would be a great fit for an active family with older kids, 6 and up, who are all on the same page about meeting his training and exercise needs. Also, he would be a great addition in an active adult home, and would be a wonderful outdoors companion, whether it be walking, hiking, running, camping, etc. He is an energetic boy, who requires sufficient exercise in order to maintain his equilibrium.

Bucky loves to be the center of attention, and he's not going to be happy if he is ignored, or relegated to a fenced-in backyard, without any action. We would like to see him continue up the path to Canine Good Citizenship, so that Bucky can be in the thick of things, enjoying activities with his family. He could easily join a pack with another well-trained dog. We have not had him around cats, but we suspect that he would chase them beyond their comfort level. As a large boisterous youngster, we feel that Bucky is just too much dog to interact safely with toddlers.

Bucky is progressing nicely with his obedience training. He has grasped all of the basic commands, and responds to both Positive Reinforcement and Leadership techniques. Because Great Danes are such large powerful breed, we would like to see Bucky's adopters continue on with his obedience work, and keep him active and well socialized.

Bucky is in excellent health and is neutered. He has decent house manners, for an older puppy, and is house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect the occasional accident as he transitions to a new home. Bucky is vaccinated for rabies, parvo, para influenza, adrenovirus, distemper, coronavirus, leptospirosis. He has been dewormed, and has tested negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been an appropriate heartworm and flea and tick prevention medications.

About us: We are an active multi breed Dog Rescue local to New England, situated in Canterbury, Connecticut. Our 21 year history is reflected in our website EskiesOnline.com, and on our Facebook page: Eskies Online.

If you are interested in our handsome Bucky, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com, or call/text Denise at cell: 860-908-9738 for an adoption application.

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.