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American Eskimo Dog

Size: Small / Medium

Weight: Standard (18 - 35 lbs.); Miniature (10 - 20 lbs.); Toy (6 - 10 lbs.)

Height: Standard (15" - 19"); Miniature (12" - 15"); Toy (9" - 12")"

Life Span: 13 - 15 years

Health Problems: Minor concerns with CHD; PRA; patellar luxation

Origin: United States

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Northern Breed / Spitz

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The American Eskimo Dog requires regular brisk exercise.

Grooming Needs

Your American Eskimo Dog needs brushing and combing twice a week.


The American Eskimo Dog is a bright, fun-loving and eager-to-please breed.

Compatibility with Kids

This breed prefers adults but tolerate children.


The American Eskimo most likely originated in New York City and was quite popular during the 1920-1930s. The breed comes in three sizes: standard, miniature and toy. The breed is white or white with biscuit cream ? and brown eyes. In fact, it resembles a Samoyed. This breed was often used as a circus dog and was the first breed to walk across a tightrope. The breed is slow to mature and will act like a puppy for about two years.