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
The American Eskimo Dog requires regular brisk exercise.
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.