Belle is a rescue dog in the true sense of the word. She was found abandoned and starving in the woods in southern Virginia by a friend of mine who was hiking. As she was terribly frightened and distrustful, it took him two hours to capture her. I adopted her but it hasn't been all smooth sailing. Belle definitely has some PTSD and shows signs of having been abused. But with me she is a sweet and loving dog--every evening she crawls into my lap for some snuggle time. After five years she is finally allowing certain neighbors to pet her but only if I am by her side. Luckily she has canine companions to show her that there is fun to be had and that all the world is not a big, bad place. I am so happy to have this beautiful dog in my life! I'd love to know her breeding though...any guesses?