Ruby appears to be a striking mix of Doberman Pinscher and German Shepherd. The most striking quality about Ruby is her deep brown eyes that seemed to convey soulful emotion in one moment, and impish charm in the next. Ruby has the classic black and tan Doberman colors, as well as the Dobey elongated muzzle. Her floppy tipped ears give her the look of a court jester, and suggest the merger of the Doberman's natural ears with the Shepherd's pricked ears. She is a large, strong, 50 pound dog, but despite her size, Ruby is easy to handle on lead. She has a smooth, tri-color coat that requires minimal grooming.
Ruby is a mix of two extremely powerful, intelligent working 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. Ruby 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.
Ruby has a gentle, friendly demeanor and genuinely loves human contact. She would be a good choice for an active single or couple who can provide the exercise and attention that she needs, or she could join a family with older kids. Ruby is on the laid-back end of the personality spectrum, and while she loves to play, her style is not over-the-top rough-house. Ruby longs to make a connection to a great family. She is crate trained, but long periods of time in the crate cause her a little bit of loneliness. She needs a home where there is a lot of action and attention, and where she can shine as a superstar.
Ruby enjoys the company of other dogs, and could easily join a multi-dog home. She has a neutral temperament that could blend into just about any kind of pack. We have not checked her with cats, but her demeanor is gentle, and we anticipate that she could coexist with cats nicely.
Ruby has good house manners, and is house trained and crate trained. Ruby is in excellent health, has been spayed. She 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 Ruby, 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.
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