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American Eskimo Dog

Size: Small / Medium

Weight: Standard (25- 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: Non-Sporting Group

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The American Eskimo Dog has a high energy level and 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 is good with childern and adults. Supervision is recommend around young childern. 


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.

Dog Food for Your American Eskimo Dog

Puppy Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Adult Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Sensitive Solutions Skin & Stomach Support 6 lb. Front Counter

Sensitive Solutions Skin & Stomach Support

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

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