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American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo came to the United States around 1913

American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo is very intelligent and loyal. Because of their affectionate, playful and loving nature, they are excellent with children. They are easy to train although it is best to start at an early age, along with socializing your dog.

 

Other names: Eskimo Spitz, American Spitz,
German Spitz  
Nicknames:  Eskie
Origin: Germany
Life Span: Up to 15+ years
Weight: 6 to 35 pounds (Depends on Breed)
Height:  9-15 inches. (Depends on Breed)

Group: Working Dog
Litter Size: Average 5 pups

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About The American Eskimo Dogs

 

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The American Eskimo dog is a member of the Spitz familyThe American Eskimo dog is a member of the Spitz family, especially the German Spitz. Their name was changed when they came to America because of controversy and wide-spread anti-German problems that existed during World War I. Other breeds that are closely related to the American Eskimo are the Italian Spitz, Pomeranian, Keeshond and Samoyed. 

It is believed that the White Spitz or American Eskimo came to the United States around 1913 by German settlers as they were first registered with the United Kennel Club. The National American Eskimo Dog Association was created in 1969 and in 1985 the American Eskimo Dog Club of America came about. The American Kennel Club finally recognized the breed on July 1, 1995.

The American Eskimo is a beautiful, white, small to medium-sized dog that was originally bred as a farm working dog. This dog has a strong desire to please their owners, are very agile, with excellent herding instincts. There are three varieties of the American Eskimo dog; the Toy that ranges from 6 – 10 pounds and 9 to 12 inches tall at the withers, the Miniature that is over 12 inches tall and up to 20 pounds and the Standard that measures over 15 inches high at the withers and weighing in between 18 and 35 pounds. The American Eskimo has an average lifespan of at least 15 years. 

This breed has a wedge-shaped head, same length in muzzle and skull and triangular, erect ears. The tail is full and curled over the back. They have a heave profuse coat of straight white fur that may have some biscuit or cream markings. Fur around the neck is usually thicker, giving the appearance of a mane or ruff. The outer coat of the American Eskimo is a little harsh with a soft, thick undercoat. Because of their heavy coat, they are average shedders. Keeping their coats maintained requires brushing at least twice weekly with a firm bristle brush, and brushing daily during shedding season.

The American Eskimo is very intelligent and loyal. Because of their affectionate, playful and loving nature, they are excellent with children. They are easy to train although it is best to start at an early age, along with socializing your dog. It is important, especially early on, to establish your role as the pack leader or your little dog will want to rule the home. The American Eskimo makes a good watch dog as they are wary of strangers and alert you of their presence. However, once, they get to know the person, they want to be friends. They need plenty of challenging toys and activities for mental and physical stimulation in order to avoid becoming hyperactive and bored.

The American Eskimo is a fairly healthy breed of dog that can be prone to obesity without proper diet and physical activity. Other conditions to be aware of are progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia and allergies to fleas. Monitor your dog’s eyes and tear ducts regularly, do not overfeed it and be sure to exercise it with long daily walks to guarantee the long healthy life of the American Eskimo dog.

 

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