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- American Eskimo -

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Height: 9 - 19 inches. Standard: over 15 and under 19 inches, Miniature: 12 to 15 inches, Toy: 9to 12 inches
Weight: 6 - 35 lbs. Standard: 18-35 lbs.,
Miniature: 10 - 20 lbs.,
Toy: 6 - 10 lbs.

Colors: All white or biscuit cream.
Coat: Stand off straight, double coat with a dense undercoat and a longer coat of guard hairs.

Temperament: Affectionate, obedient
With Children: Yes, good if properly socialized to children.
With Pets: Yes, especially with other American Eskimos

Watch-dog: High, will bark to alert owner to strangers.
Guard-dog: High

Care and Training: Needs weekly brushing, bathing once a month or as necessary. Pay attention to his teeth and nails. Needs long daily walks or free reign in a fenced backyard. He enjoys active exercise and roughhousing.
Learning Rate: High intelligence, high trainability with positive reinforcement.

Activity: High, an active bouncy breed.
Living Environment: Highly social; needs regular exercise and attention.

Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy

Life Span: 12 - 15 Years
Litter Size: 5

Country of Origin: USA
History: He can be traced to the peat dog, a breed that lived among the New Stone Age lake dwellers, they are one of the oldest breeds. Belonging to the "Spitz" group, they are descendants of the White German Spitz dogs. It is speculated he arrived in the United States in the 1600's. Early on he was known as the American Spitz, but changed his name in 1917 to the American Eskimo Dog, or "Eskie". In 1985 the American Eskimo Dog Club of America was formed.

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