Our stunning Tallman is a sage old soul, who at just two years old has really defied the odds. At such a young age, he is a two-time resident of NYC ACC, having been adopted through the Shelter program, and then turning up again as a stray, with no beloved owners to come for him. Tallman was stranded once again at NYC ACC, heading toward euthanasia.

The chaos that this young dog has experienced is surely overwhelming, however he has traversed the rescue process twice now with sublime grace. During both NYC ACC stays, he has been designated a "Helper" dog because of his amazingly calm demeanor and exemplary doggie social skills. Tallman 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.

Tallman 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, Tallman found himself on the Euthanasia list.

Tallman (left) with Alex

He was released to us, along with his buddy, Alex, who looks like his litter mate. These big beauties are predominantly black Labrador Retriever, with a healthy dose of Staffordshire Terrier. Tallman is a large, strong dog, and is at a healthy weight of 66 pounds. He has a well muscled physique, but not the bulk that you see in many bully mixed breeds. He is tall, slender, graceful and quite swift in motion. Tallman's presence has a debonair panache, accented by white tuxedo stripe down his chest that gives him an air of sophistication.

Tallman 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 Lab or Bully adopter.

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

Tallman is an obedience natural, and could well go on to earn his Canine Good Citizenship Certificate, or compete in obedience competition. 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 Tallman should be the Breed Ambassadors.

Tallman 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, Tallman 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. Tallman 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. Talman definitely loves to be the center of attention.

Tallman 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 Tall Man, 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.