American Eskimo Dog
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
Medium
Activities
Conformation, Agility, Obedience

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.

Did you know?

Highly intelligent, trainable and agile, the American Eskimo Dog was a popular circus dog that performed tricks in acts in the late 19th century. An Eskie named Stout’s Pal Pierre was the first dog to walk a tightrope.

Training American Eskimo Dogs

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