Eska-Poo - Eskapoo

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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.

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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.

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.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. 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.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
8-20 lbs
Height
9-16 inches
Color(s)
White to cream

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Eska-Poo - Eskapoo Questions

How smart is an Eskipoo?

Answer:
The Poodle is a 10/10 on the intelligence scale for training while the American Eskimo is a 6/10 on the intelligence scale for training. So your pup would be fairly intelligent.

My male 8-month-old Eskipoo has been a joy since we got him six months ago. He runs jumps goes up and down stairs and plays with our children. Lately, we have noticed that he limps when he is getting up from resting a while he begins to limp for a bit until he gets moving again. A couple of times my children have witnessed him make a quick whimper when walking and then he is fine again. When he is in action running and playing with the kids you would never even notice anything abnormal. What do you think may be causing this? How long should I watch this before getting it checked. It has been about 3 weeks however it is not consistent and he doesn't seem to be in pain other than a discomforting limp that last about 15 seconds after a rest period.

Answer:
With any limp, you should go to the vet right away. Dogs are extremely good at hiding pain, injury and illness. Their instincts tell them to hide all things of that sort. It could be a lot worse than you think.

Is an Eskie the same as an Eskipoo? She is white and looks like a fox, seems to resemble the photo of the Eskipoo.

Answer:
An Eskiepoo is an Eskimo/Poodle mix. It sheds less, but needs to be groomed more often or the curls can tangle.

Are Eskapoos hypoallergenic?

Answer:
Yes! Eskapoos are great for allergy sufferers.

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