Our Haute Couture is a winsome beauty, who longs to connect with her special person. This past summer, she was found as a stray in Brooklyn, New York, and was brought to the city pound, as just one more forlorn homeless dog. Couture's was horribly emaciated, and she weighed only 30 pounds. She was dehydrated and suffering from rampant malnutrition. Despite her poor physical condition, Couture didn't seem too shaken by the shelter experience, and received positive behavior evaluations, before being rerouted to us for nutritional rehabilitation.

Couture was in bad shape when she arrived.

Just one year old, Couture is already enjoying rescue hospitality. She appears to be primarily a Boxer, and possibly Bullmastiff, yet she seems petite and delicate for that breed mix. She is a tall, lean and muscular dog at 45 pounds, but she could easily round up to 50 pounds, with healthy diet and exercise. Couture has a shiny, short tan coat, that is low maintenance and requires minimal grooming. She has a striking elongated black muzzle with a pair of confused ears that are unsure of whether they want to stick up straight or flop over.

Couture is a mix of two extremely powerful and intelligent breeds, so the need for her to receive sufficient exercise and Leadership training is paramount. She needs at least two to three brisk leash walks daily, as well as focussed playtime and consistent obedience work. Couture is extremely eager to please, treat motived, and responds well to positive reinforcement training techniques. She has quite easily mastered her basic obedience routine, and is on her way to Canine Good Citizenship. Adopters should be able to continue her training and achieve certification quickly.

Couture has a gentle, friendly demeanor and genuinely loves human contact. She would be a good choice for an active, dog savvy single or couple who can provide the exercise and attention that she needs. As an older puppy, Couture has a puppy vibe, and can be rambunctious at times. She has a vibrant personality, and while she loves to play, her style is not over-the-top rough-house. Couture would thrive in an active lifestyle that provides alot of action and attention, and in which she can shine as a superstar.

Couture enjoys the company of other dogs, and could easily join a multi-dog home, with proper introduction and training. She has a neutral temperament that could blend into just about any kind of pack. We have not checked her with cats. She has good house manners, and is housetrained and cratetrained, although adopters should be prepared to troubleshoot post training accidents during her transition to a new routine. Couture is in excellent health, has been spayed.

Couture has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus), She has been boostered as needed. She has had the 4dx test: negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. If you are interested in Couture, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com or call 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.