Our larger than life Champ is a happy-go-lucky clown, who's burley appearance covers up a sweet, submissive marshmellow! Between his curly cue piglet ears and toothy grin, Champ continually lights up our days.

The chaos that this old soul has experienced is surely overwhelming. However, he has traversed the rescue process with sublime grace. After his owner surrendered him to NYC ACC when Champ was seven years young, he served shelter staff as a "Helper" dog due to his amazing calm demeanor and exemplary doggie social skills. Champ is really one in a million. There is not a shimmer of snark or malice in this graceful Soul. He loves everyone and everyone loves him.

Champ was a cooperative sweetheart during his vet exam, and SAFER evaluation, earning the top ratings in both areas. Shelter contacts recommended that he could be placed in just about any kind of home with great success. And still, with all the accolades, as well as the outpouring of fan mail from the internet, Champ found himself on the Euthanasia list.

Champ appears to be a Staffordshire Terrier. He is a large, strong dog, and slightly chubby at 81 pounds. He has lost 9 pounds since arrival, and would do well on a continued diet and exercise program. Champ has shown some sensitivity to the grain additives in commercial grade dog food, but has responded beautifully to a limited ingredient food, with added Omega fats.

Champ has adapted to foster care beautifully and continues to show us a delightful personality and balanced nature. He doesn't have the over-the-top energy that we see so often in other Bully mixed breeds, but has a relatively calm demeanor, and is easy to handle on lead. He would be an excellent choice for a novice Bully adopter.

Of course, Bully mixes are higher energy than most dog breeds, so even though Champ is at the calm end of the energy spectrum, he still needs sufficient exercise to be happy. Champ loves to play, and thrives in outdoor activities. He would make a great walking or hiking companion. Champ would do well with one to two brisk leash walks each day, plus focussed playtime and obedience work.

Champ is an obedience natural, and could well go on to earn his Canine Good Citizenship Certificate. He knows all of his basic commands, and is extremely treat motivated. He responds well to all types of positive reinforcement training, and is very well behaved in public. Adopters should continue his program and develop his full potential. Bully mixes as exceptional as Champ should be the Breed Ambassadors.

Champ could join just about any kind of home. He is calm, well behaved, and friendly to all. Although he is extremely easy to handle, he may overwhelm toddlers and cats, but he'd be fine with older children and other well behaved dogs.

As an adult dog, Champ has excellent house manners, and is well past the puppy mayhem stage. He is house trained and crate trained, although adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that may occur as he adjusts to a new routine. Champ is a calm car passenger, and loves to experience new adventures with his chosen person. The more action he gets the better he likes it. Champ definitely loves to be the center of attention.

Champ is neutered, has been vaccinated for rabies and DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus) He has had the 4snap test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been microchipped and dewormed. If you are interested in Champ, please write to angelsfrgod@aol.com or call/text Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info.

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.

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.