Our Dax is a magnificant athlete born to frolick in the outdoors. He was surrendered to a large Animal Control Facility by an owner who had neither the time, or the inclination, to manage a large breed puppy. Lovable Dax came into the Shelter and immediately charmed everyone he met. He was passed over for adoption, and we were asked to take him into our Rescue.

Immediately, we could see that Dax is a goofy, energetic older puppy, who had been sadly understimulated in his former home, that lacked leadership and discipline. Just under one year old, Dax had lived with older kids, and was reported to be well behaved, but his former owners could not find the time to focus on his obedience work.

Dax appears to be an "au naturel" red Doberman Pinscher, with undocked floppy ears and tail. The shelter suggested some German Shepherd DNA, but we don't see it. If something is mixed into Dax's Dobie genes, it might be a hint of chocolate Labrador Retriever. He certainly is a fan of the outdoors and loves to play fetch! His young caretaker, Ingrid, has had a blast hiking with Dax on the trails that crisscross our 85 acre property. He is quite the explorer, loves water, and is an avid rock climber!

Dax is a tall, strong athelete with a well muscled physique. He has the proud, confident stance and elongated muzzle that we see in breed standard Dobies. At 70 pounds, Dax is a large dog, but can be handled easily on lead now that he has mastered his obedience commands. Exercise and obedience work are the keys to channeling Dax's puppy mojo. If left to become bored and frustrated, Dax will become antsy and get into mischief.

Dax has great potential to become certified as a Canine Good Citizen, in the hands of motivated adopters. He is best suited to an active adult home, or family with older children, who can all agree on the importance of sufficient exercise and ongoing obedience training. Dax loves other dogs, and would be a great addition to a multi-dog home, and he is sweet enough to be tolerant of cats.

Dax has good house manners, but needs consistent discipline and leadership. He is house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during Dax's transition to a new home. He is in excellent health, and is at an ideal lean body weight of 70 pounds. He has been recently neutered, and has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitus, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza, coronavirus), and Canine Flu. He has been boostered as needed. He has had the 4dx test: negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been dewormed, and microchipped. If you are interested in Dax, 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.