American Eskimo Dog

  • Size

    Small to Medium
  • Height

    Toy - 9 to 10 inches at the withers; Miniature – 12 to 15 inches at the withers; Standard, 15 to 19 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    6 to 40 pounds
  • Coat

    Fluffy, double coat
  • Color

    White or white with biscuit cream
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Conformation, Agility, Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor


The American Eskimo Dog, which descended from European spitz-type dogs, was brought to the U.S. by German immigrants. The breed comes in three size varieties: Standard, Miniature and Toy. Nicknamed the “Eskie,” this breed has a heavy white coat that requires weekly brushing. Although intelligent, affectionate and playful, the American Eskimo Dog can be skeptical of strangers.