American Eskimo

American Eskimo Dog Shop

Description:
The American Eskimo is a descendant from the German Spitz. His face, coat and lush tail are Spitz-type. He has a pointed muzzle and erect ears. Nicknamed the Eskie he has been bred to be a house dog, companion and watch dog. He is wonderful with his human family including children, as long as he is near his family he is content. He enjoys cold weather better than warm. Known to clean their faces like cats they are easier to maintain then you may think as their coat easily repels dirt, they have no doggie odor and they are very clean
Dog Size:
14
Female Height:
9 - 19 inches
Male Weight
6 - 35
Female Weight:
6 - 35
Colours:
All white or cream
Dog Coat Type:
Stand off straight, double coat with a dense undercoat and a longer coat of guard hairs
Temperament:
Affectionate and obedient
With Children:
Good, needs to be socialised
With Pets:
Good
Special Skills:
Watchdog:
High
Guarddog:
High
Care Info:
Needs weekly brushing, bathing once a month or as necessary. Pay attention to his teeth and nails. Needs long daily walks or free reign in a fenced gardens. They enjoy active exercise and horse play
Training Info:
High intelligence, high trainability with positive reinforcement
Activity:
High
Learning Rate:
High
Living Environment Info:
Highly social; needs regular exercise and attention
Health Issues Info:
Hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy
Life Span:
12-15
Litter Size:
5
Origin:
USA
History Info:
He can be traced to the peat dog, a breed that lived among the New Stone Age lake dwellers, they are one of the oldest breeds. Belonging to the "Spitz" group, they are descendants of the White German Spitz dogs. It is speculated he arrived in the United States in the 1600's. Early on he was known as the American Spitz, but changed his name in 1917 to the American Eskimo Dog, or "Eskie". In 1985 the American Eskimo Dog Club of America was formed.
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other