American Eskimo Dog combines striking good looks with a quick and clever mind in a total brains-and-beauty package but is bit different as well from the GERMAN SHEPHERD. Neither shy nor aggressive dog breeds. Eskie is always alert and friendly dog, though a bit conservative when making new friends.

Eskimo is a Nordic dog breeds, a member of the Spitz family. Eskie is outgoing dog and friendly with family and friends, but reserved with strangers.

IMPORTANT STATS

  • Life expectancy:  13 – 15 years
  • Origin: Germany, United state
  • Temperament:  Playful, smart, Perky
  • Height:  Male: 9–12 Inches, Female:  8–12 Inches
  • Weight:  Male: 6–10  pounds(toy), 5–10 pounds(miniature), 25-35 pounds(standard)
  • Colors: white & Biscuit
  • Group:  Non sporting Group

MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS

Other names
 Eskimo Spitz, German Spitz, American Spitz,  Eskie
Coat: Soft, dense
Litter size average 6 to 4 pups maybe larger
Life span13-15 years

 

AMERICAN ESKIMO DOG

American Eskimo Dog breeds comes in three sizes—standard, miniature, and toy—standing as tall as 19 inches at the shoulder or as short as 9 inches. Distinctive traits include a dense, sparkling white coat with a lion-like ruff around the chest and shoulders; a smiling face, with black nose, lips, and normally eye-rims that convey a keen, brilliant expression; and also a plumed tail carried over the back. Some Eskies dog have markings with the delicious color name “biscuit cream.” Moreover! They move with a bold and agile gait.

AMERICAN ESKIMO DOG TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE

  • The American Eskimo is bright, eager to please, lively,friendly and fun loving—in short, an enjoyable and generally obedient companion.
  • True to this dog’s spitz heritage breed.
  • The Eskie is independent dog and tenacious and loves to run, especially in cold weather.
  • They are among the most biddable of spitz breeds, and are calm and as well as well-mannered inside.
  • Because of their watchdog origins, Eskies can be wary of strangers, and may not be the best choice for homes with small children, other dogs, or pets unless well supervised.

AMERICAN ESKIMO DOG HEALTH AND CARE

  • Life expectation is 12 to 15 years.
  • Major concerns: none
  • Minor concerns: CHD, PRA, patellar luxation
  • Occasionally seen: diabetes
  • Suggested tests is: hip, eye, (knee), DNA for PRA

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