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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Eskimo Dog

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Weight
Toy: 6-10; Miniature: 10-20; Standard: 18-35 lbs
Height
Toy: 9-12; Miniature: 12-15; Standard: 15-19 inches
Color(s)
White; white with biscuit cream
Overview
Nicknamed the "Eskie", the Eskimo breed originated in Germany and is a member of the Spitz family. In addition to serving as watchdogs and companions the Eskimo Dog enjoyed popularity and success as a circus performer. They hold the distinction of being the first dog to walk a tightrope.
Character
The Eskimo displays an appearance of agility, beauty, and strength. They are small to medium in size, well-balanced, and compact. This breed has an alert expression.
Temperament
A charming, bright, and affectionate breed, the Eskimo excels as companion and guardian. They are very family oriented and will become destructive or bark incessantly if bored or lonely. They do best in a home with older, considerate children or with children they have been with since puppyhood. Eskimo's are wary of strangers and protective of their family, property, and territory. This breed generally does well with other pets provided they are of the same size of larger. They will dominate smaller pets.
Care
Brushing with a firm bristle brush two to four times a week is recommended to prevent matting and tangling for the Eskimo breed. Bathing should be done when necessary using a shampoo formulated for white coated breeds. The nails should be kept trimmed. Eskimo's are prone to weight gain, PRA, hip dysplasia, and patella luxation.
Coat
The Eskimo is a double coat breed. The outer coat is straight with long guard hair. The under coat is dense. The coat is longer and thicker around the neck, chest, rump, and hind legs. The tail is profusely plumed.
Training
Early socialization and obedience is recommended. The Eskimo is intelligent and willing to please. They are highly adept at learning tricks. The Eskimo will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
Activity
Exercise requirements vary by size. The Toy Eskimo will generally have their exercise needs met through indoor play, while the Miniature and Standard varieties require daily securely leashed walks. This breed is well suited for apartment living provided they are sufficiently physically exercised and mentally stimulated. A small, securely fenced yard is ideal for off-lead play. Eskimo's excel in agility, competitive obedience, performing tricks, and guarding.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Eskimo Dog puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

12/26/2011 1:32:24 PM

12/26/2011 1:32:24 PM

I have a very hyper American Eskimo I would like to know how often I should walk him?

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Anonymous

The American Eskimo dog needs an average of 2 hours of hard exercise a day. Either a long walk and then some off leash time at a dog park. Or an off leash walk/play time with another dog.
5/1/2014 6:00:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/12/2011 7:14:38 PM

4/12/2011 7:14:38 PM

what is patella luxation?

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Anonymous

Knee problems.
7/19/2011 3:57:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/4/2011 3:12:28 AM

4/4/2011 3:12:28 AM

What color is the Eskimo Dog?

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Anonymous

The profuse coat of the Eskimo Dog is always white, or white with biscuit or cream markings. Their skin is pink or gray. Black is the preferred color of their eyelids, gums, nose, and pads. No colors other than those described above are allowed. The eyes must not be blue and no Eskie may be shown if it is under 9 inches (23cm) or over 19 inches (48cm).
7/19/2011 3:58:00 PM

Anonymous

The Eskimo Dog colors are usually white, or white with butter cream.
4/22/2013 4:46:27 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/18/2010 10:21:58 AM

12/18/2010 10:21:58 AM

Does the American Eskimo Dog do better in snow or warm climate?

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Anonymous

I've had my Eskimo for about 6 months and we live in San Antonio, Texas so I can only give your limited info (Age? the vet seems to think he's about two). The climate here varies...it's hot (above 80 degrees) from May to Oct, cold during Jan-Feb, and mild in between. He was a stray and had his full coat when we found him in July. He lives outside so I trimmed his hair to about 2 inches and made sure he had plenty of shade and water. He did very well. Now his coat has grown back and we've had a few freezes and he refuses to sleep in the doghouse. Nor does he like being indoors and appears quite comfortable in the cold. He took the blanket from his doghouse and has it in the middle of the yard. He sleeps on top of it! To summarize, so far he's fine in the heat, and comfortable in the cold.
12/30/2010 1:48:24 PM

Anonymous

Eskimo Dogs are fine in both hot and cold climates.
4/22/2013 4:48:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/23/2010 5:04:04 PM

10/23/2010 5:04:04 PM

Does the mini mixed eskimo get really big?

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Anonymous

Depends on the mix and if the eskimo is a standard or miniature.
11/30/2010 10:52:07 AM

Anonymous

It depends on what it is mixed with and if it is a standard or miniture.
12/26/2011 1:35:38 PM

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