Our Magnificent Harlem takes our collective breath away. She is one of the most exquisite looking dogs that we have met. Harlem is a beautiful Siberian Husky, with the breed quirk of one brown and one ice blue eye. She has a glistening tri-color, brown-black coat with pronounced cream and tan markings. She is a great example of breed standard in her proud stance and formidible structure.

Often we find that a Husky's beauty is his or her downfall. These stunning dogs attract a wide array of adopters ranging from extremely Savvy, to those novices bewitched with his or her "wolf-like" appearance. We believe wholeheartedly that a Husky, regardless of individual temperment, requires dog handling ability that is well above average. Time and time again, we have known Huskies who have foiled the best laid intentions of their novice adopters.

Four years old, Harlem is a formidable presence. She is a large Husky, and weighs in at a very solid 55 pounds. She is tall and leggy, and extremely athletic. While Harlem has a generally friendly demeanor, and seems to enjoy the attentions of strangers, she also has a very well entrenched alpha Diva vibe, and requires some serious handling chops and command presence in an Adopter.

Harlem would be the ideal companion for very serious Husky folks, who are comfortable establishing rules and boundaries with Huskies, or large breeds, so that Harlem knows exactly where she stands. A loosey-goosey home structure will allow her to assert herself in ways that are not optimal for a human-canine living arrangement! We shudder to think of Harlem in charge of the checkbook or remote control, not to mention anything in the refrigerator! And by all means, Harlem should not be given an Amazon account.

The key to success with Harlem is sufficient exercise, and ongoing obedience training to maintain leadership. She is a high-energy dog who needs a couple brisk leash walks each day and, preferably, an active outdoor lifestyle, with a Husky savvy single or couple. She would be the ideal running or walking companion, and would love to accompany her adopters on hiking or camping adventures. She loves the outdoors, and needs to be in a active home, in which she can be integrated into a lifestyle, not relegated to a backyard.

Harlem would be best suited to an only dog environment, or perhaps with one other compatible male. While Harlem can be bossy and demanding in the Dog Pack, we certainly wouldn't rule out the right dog chemistry, but we would have to test this carefully at adoption. She seems to have some buddies in her canine playgroup, but then also seems to bully some dogs of lesser stature. We don't think that she would be suitable for a home with cats or small children.

Harlem has decent house manners, that will continue to improve under her Adopter's patient, knowledgeable leadership. She is house trained and crate trained, although adopters should expect an accident or two during her transition to a new home. Harlem is in excellent health, and has been spayed, and is up to date on routine shots and has tested negative for heartworm and tick borne disease. If you are interested in Harlem, please call or text Denise at 860-908-9738, or email Denise@eskiesonline.com 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.