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American Eskimo: Training, Characteristics, Exercise, Health (Spitz)
Group: AKC Non-Sporting;
KCGB Working Group under the name Canadian Eskimo
AKC Ranking: 109
Alternative Names: American Spitz, American Deutscher Spitz
About American Eskimo
Country of Origin, History of the breed
The American Eskimo Dog
is a Spitz type dog, bred in North America
and closely related to the German Spitz.
Anti-German sentiment during World War I
may have led to the name change in the early
1900s and today they have become a separate
breed. As with other Spitz-type dogs the
American Eskimo is a Nordic type dog.
Late in the nineteenth century
these dogs were used in circuses because of their
quickness and agility, intelligence and trainability,
and sparkling white coats. As they traveled in the
circuses, people saw them and became enamored with
them, so their popularity grew.
Relatives of this dog are the
white German Spitz, the white Keeshound, the white
Pomeranian and the Volpino Italiano (white Italian
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A General Appearance of
The American Eskimo is a snowy
white Spitz-type dog. Typically it is a medium sized
dog, but also comes in toy and miniature sizes in
addition to the standard size. It has a plumed tail
curled over the back. The American Eskimo Dog has
a wedge shaped head with erect triangular shaped
ears. The coat is heavier around the neck creating
a mane or ruff, and the ruff is more prominent in
the male. The eyes may or may not be blue. The American
Eskimo is compactly built and well balanced.
The profuse coat is normally a
snowy white but may also have biscuit or cream markings.
The American (or Canadian) Eskimo
Dog has a heavy double coat, for the northern climates,
with a thick undercoat and harsh outer coat growing
up through it. Eskies have a heavier coat around
the neck area creating a ruff or mane.
Toy: 9 inches up to and including
Miniature: over 12 and up to and including 15 inches
Standard: over 15 and up to 19 inches
Toy: 6 to 10 pounds
Miniature: 10 to 20 lbs
Standard: 18 to 35 lbs
Temperament of the Dog
The American Eskimo Dog is a bright,
playful and affectionate dog. The Eskie is excellent
with children. They are intelligent, willing to
please and easy to train.
Eskies like to work and often
rank high in obedience trials. They also make very
good watch dogs and will bark at an approaching
stranger, but can instantly become anyone’s
friend that is introduced to them. The American
Eskimo breed loves to bark.
Eskimo Dogs need lots of love and attention. Eskies
need early socialization to avoid potential aggression
towards other dogs.
Better suited to an indoor
or outdoor lifestyle?
American Eskimos are a very active,
fun loving breed. They do best with lots of outdoor
activities and cooler climates. However, they like
to be with their family so they prefer to sleep
in the house. In hot climates they will need to
be in the air conditioning much of the summer.
Are they suited to homes
American Eskimos are excellent
with children. They crave lots of love and attention
from the whole family.
How Active is the Breed?
Eskies are an active breed. They
need long daily walks and should be kept on a leash
or in a well fenced yard.
How Much Exercise Does
the Dog Need at every stage of its Life?
American Eskimo dogs need long
daily walks. They were bred as a working animal
and need an outlet for their energy. The Eskimo
Dog will gain weight if he is not getting enough
The Eskie’s thick double
coat should be kept clean. This is easily done with
a good brushing twice a week. When shedding, brushing
should be done daily.
Although normally healthy, attention
should be given to the eyes and tear ducts. American
Eskimos can be prone to hip dysplasia and progressive
Litter Size: Eskies
have an average of 5 puppies
Life Span: Normal
life expectancy is around 15 years
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National Breed Clubs: US
– American Eskimo Dog Club of America; www.aecda.com
Other Recognition: UKC,
AKC, NKC, CKC, APRI, ACR
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