American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dog
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: United States
Group: Spitz type
Height: 14-15.5 inches
Weight: 15-30 lbs
Life span: 13-17 yrs.
Trainability: high
Good with children: yes
Good with other pets: yes

What is the origin of the American Eskimo Dog?

German Spitz dogs are descended from dogs of the Stone Age and are the oldest breed in Central Europe. German immigrants to the U.S. brought these German Spitz dogs with them in the early 1900s. The name was eventually changed to American Eskimo Dog.

What does the American Eskimo Dog look like?

There are 3 varieties of American Eskimo. The toy is 9-12 inches tall and weighs 6-10 lbs; the miniature is 12.5-15 inches tall and weighs 10-20 lbs.’ the standard is 15.5-19 inches tall and weighs 18-35 lbs. The head is wedge-shaped. Ears are triangular and erect. Eyelids, nose, foot pads and gums are black. The bushy tail is carried over the back. The coat is abundant with a heavy mane and a thick undercoat. color is white with cream or yellowish markings. Brush the coat 2-3 times a week.

What is the temperament of the American Eskimo Dog?

The American Eskimo Dog is an intelligent, hardy dog. Early positive but firm training and socialization is recommended to avoid bad habits. Eskimo dogs are very good with children as they love to play. They can be wary of strangers. American Eskimo Dogs are workers and need mental stimulation as well as physical activity. They should have daily walks and off-leash only in a secure area. If given enough exercise American Eskimos can live in apartments.

What is the American Eskimo Dog used for?

The American Eskimo Dog is a very good guard dog and watchdog. They compete in obedience and agility trials and are used in narcotics detection. They can also be taught to perform tricks. Eskies are alert, loyal companions.

Possible Health Issues

Patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia, occasionally diabetes.


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