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.
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.
Does your Eska-Poo - Eskapoo bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.
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.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
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.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Eska-Poo - Eskapoo puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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