Eska-Poo - Eskapoo Puppies & Breed Information

Eska-Poo - Eskapoo

Eska-Poo - Eskapoo Puppy Characteristics


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Eska-Poo - Eskapoo Breed Information


Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized

Weight: 8-20 lbs

Height: 9-16 inches

Color(s): White to cream

Overview

The Eskapoo is created by the crossing of two breeds: American Eskimo Dog and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and are becoming a popular cross.

Character

The ideal Eskapoo is small to medium in size, well-built, and compact. They should be hardy, sturdy, and muscular in appearance and possess a lively expression.

Temperament

The Eskapoo is affectionate, loving, and cheerful. They do best in a home with older, considerate children and dogs or non-canine pets they have been raised with. They are very family oriented and do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom or loneliness will lead to destructive behavior and incessant barking. Eskapoo's are alert, suspicious of strangers, and will announce visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.

Care

Depending on coat type, the Eskapoo requires frequent brushing to prevent matting and tangling or professional clipping. It is important to keep the ears clean to prevent infection. They may be prone to such health issues as PRA, epilepsy, diabetes, hip dysplasia, and skin problems.

Coat

The Eskapoo typically has a weather-resistant double coat. The outer coat should be very curly, straight, or slightly wavy. The under coat should be soft and dense.

Training

Early socialization and obedience are recommended. Both the American Eskimo and Poodle have a propensity to bark and this behavior should be curbed. The Eskapoo will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.

Activity

The Eskapoo breed will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised and mentally stimulated. They do best with a securely fenced small to average sized yard where there is ample room for off-lead play time. Eskapoo's enjoy family play sessions and securely leashed walks.

Ownership

If you are looking for Eska-Poo - Eskapoo puppies for sale from reputable Eska-Poo - Eskapoo breeders or to adopt Eska Poo Eskapoos from an Eska-Poo - Eskapoo rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Eska-Poo - Eskapoo puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Eska-Poo - Eskapoo puppies that make great pets.


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Updated: 7/31/2014
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