American Eskimo Dog

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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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The exact origin of this breed is unknown, although it is widely believed this companion dog originated in the United States by German immigrants in the 20th century. A Member of the Spitz family, the American Eskimo Dog comes in three different varieties: toy, miniature, and standard. They became extremely popular in the 1930's and 1940's as a circus performer.
Commonly referred to as the Eskie, this breed is compact and strong. A Nordic type dog, they are exceedingly agile and alert. They are considered to be one of the most intelligent of all dog breeds. The American Eskimo Dog is well balanced, hardy, and known for their longevity. This versatile breed possesses outstanding working skills, and makes a lovely companion.
Bred solely to be companions, the American Eskimo Dog thrives on being part of the family. This charming and playful breed is excellent with children, and loves to be lavished with attention. They are suspicious and wary of strangers and make good guardians of their family and home. They love to bark and will sound the alarm whenever they deem it necessary. This breed does not do well if left alone for extended periods of time or if they are isolated, as they will engage in destructive activities.
This breed requires firm bristle brushing twice weekly to prevent tangles and mats. Daily brushing may be necessary when they are shedding. They have drier skin than most other breeds; so bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary. The American Eskimo Dog is prone to hip dysplasia, cataracts, and progressive retinal atrophy.
The American Eskimo Dog has a glorious standoff double-coat. The under coat is dense with a longer coat of guard hair that grows through to form the outer coat. The outer coat is straight with no wave or curl. There is a profuse ruff around the neck. The backs of the front and rear legs are well feathered. The coat color is white, or white with cream or biscuit markings. This breed is an average shedder that "blows" their coat twice a year.
The American Eskimo Dog is easy to train and eager to please. This breed is highly talented in obedience trials. It is crucial they have early socialization to prevent aggression later in life. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, consistency, and positive reinforcement. The American Eskimo Dog is quite gifted in guarding, performing tricks, competitive obedience, agility, and narcotics detection.
This breed must have regular daily exercise. They enjoy securely leashed walks or playing in an enclosed yard. The American Eskimo Dog is active indoors and has a busy nature. They benefit immensely from family play sessions. They will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised and paid attention to.
6-40 lbs
9-19 inches
white, or white with biscuit cream
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How much do American Eskimo Dog puppies cost?

The cost to buy an American Eskimo Dog varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much American Eskimo Dog puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all American Eskimo Dogs sold is $662.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for an American Eskimo Dog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,900 upwards to $4,500 or even more for an American Eskimo Dog with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all American Eskimo Dogs sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $662.50
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $4,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 6152 American Eskimo Dog puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning an American Eskimo Dog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an American Eskimo Dogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular American Eskimo Dog Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 6152 American Eskimo Dog dogs.
  • 1. Snowball
  • 2. Timothy
  • 3. Tricia
  • 4. Toby
  • 5. Frosty
  • 6. Casper
  • 7. Buddy
  • 8. Angel
  • 9. Jonathon
  • 10. Rochelle
  • 11. Sugar
  • 12. Spike
  • 13. Ben-Mini
  • 14. Mary
  • 15. Julie
  • 16. Travis
  • 17. Jenna
  • 18. Jonathan
  • 19. Jasper
  • 20. Princess

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Anonymous asked:
Are American Eskimo Dog's okay with kittens? I would like to have both a puppy and a kitten grow up together. Just considering a kitten; if I had to choose, it would be the puppy.

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The American Eskimo could be socialized with a kitten while as a pup. The best way to start your process is to get one of the animals first and establish that animal in the home. Make sure you have a separate space for the puppy / dog and the kitten / cat when they need / want time to themselves. Getting one of the animals first and letting them settle in before adding a second animal will give your household the calmest energy in the long run and make sure that both animals are socialized and bonded to you before they socialize and bond to each other. Your next step would be to get a hold of a breeder that has a cat in the home and socializes their puppies with a cat before they go to their new homes. If your puppy is used to the scent and mannerisms before coming to your home, that gives you a leg up on socialization and knowing your pup will be ready to make another cat friend.

Anonymous asked:
Do American Eskimos get along with other dogs? I have a Papillion - 10 years old and I am looking at a 6 month old female puppy.

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The American Eskimo dog is a companion dog that loves to be with his / her owner as much as possible. When socialized properly from a young age with other dogs, the American Eskimo dog can be perfectly fine around other dogs. However, if the owner does not do their due diligence, this breed can become overly protective and even possessive of their owner. Since the American Eskimo dog you are looking to get is a 6 month old, there should not be any issues with your two dogs getting along. Make sure that the puppy is well exercised BEFORE meeting your Papillion as there is a significant age difference between the two dogs. This way the puppy will be calmer and not stress your 10 year old out, and the 10 year old will have an easier time accepting the new puppy into the family.

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What's the difference between an American Eskimo and a Schipperke?

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The American Eskimo and the Schipperke are two completely different breeds of dogs. The American Eskimo is a small Spitz-type companion dog originating in Germany while the Schipperke is a small Spitz-type/Herding-type working dog originating in Belgium. Although they look the same, they are not. The A.E.D is a playful fun-loving little dog that enjoys children and are very intelligent. While the Schipperke is a feisty little dog that is known for its protective nature to its owners, very intelligent and hard working, the little Schipperke never backs down and is always on alert.

Anonymous asked:
I had an Eskimo that I had bought from a pet store as a purebred puppy, however, he was black with a few white markings. He was the most intelligent dog that I have ever seen and could think like a person. We were told that it is a throw back and breeders destroy these pups, normally. Do true purebreds come in black, too?



I have never seen a black American Eskimo puppy ever. The only coloration deemed acceptable in the breed is white. However, it could be true as there are other throw back colors in other breeds. I would contact an established breeder and ask them this question as they would know more about the breed itself.


A flat no. No other color is acceptable, a colored dog that looks a lot like the Eskimo dog is the German Spitz while quite close in attitude they are two totally different breeds


The German spitz IS the eskie. There are two acceptable colors. White and biscuit.


During WW2 American breeders took the German spitz and breed it down a bit and called it the A.E.D. The name change was mainly because of the conflict with germany caused by the war, it also was more maeketable during that time to remove German from the name and replace it with American whitch seemed to be more patriotic. There are two acceptable colors according to the American Kennel Club. These colors are white and cream/biscut. White is the more perferred color, especially if the dog is to become a champion level show dog. This breed does have dogs that are black due to its back lineage of once being a German spitz but that color variation is deemed undesirable and the puppies are not very marketable. I'm sure you can put 2 and 2 together on what could happen to puppies that can't be profited off of.


Am American Eskimo is a much improved product of careful American breeding both for temperament and structure and also to breed out some very nasty faults and disease that damage and ravage the breed. It’s not just color that makes the American Eskimo.

Anonymous asked:
My American Eskimo Dog is a 10-year-old female and she's started gagging and spitting up. She was on antibiotics and got better but now has remitted. She was always in good health ever since we got a pomeranian puppy and I'm not sure if it is related.



The best thing to do is to take your dog back to the vet. It could be as simple as her having something like a hair or blade of grass caught in her throat, to something more serious, to nothing at all. Sometimes dogs will gag is they drink too much water and sort of cough it back up. But a vet check is always the best way to start ruling out what it could be.


Have your vet do a complete blood panel to check kidney function. My beloved dog was diagnosed with declining kidney function and despite a special diet, she died 3 months later.


My 13yr old did the same thing. He's was diagnosed with pancreatitis. It is very painful. I had to change his diet and he now takes Pepcid and Benadryl twice a day. So far I have been able to manage the flare ups.

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Updated: 5/26/2022