American Eskimo Dog Breed Information


American Eskimo Quick Facts
American Eskimo
Breed Group: Non Sporting
Origen: U.S (from Germany)
Nickname: Eskie
Weight: Toy: 6-10 lbs; Miniature: 11-20 lbs; Standard: 21-35 lbs
Height: Toy: 9-12 inches; Miniature: 13-15 inches; Standard: 16-19 inches
Color(s): White, or white with biscuit cream


American Eskimo Appearance

The American Eskimo is a small to medium-size compact dog, with a keen and alert expression. Their body is slightly longer than tall. The American Eskimo has a wedge-shaped head with muzzle and skull about the same length. The face is Nordic type with erect triangular ears and distinctive black points (lips, nose, and eye rims). The tail is heavily plumed and curled over the back. There are three varieties: the toy, miniature, and standard.

The American Eskimo has a thick double coat that provides insulation from snow and cold conditions. The coat is heavy around the neck, creating a ruff lock, especially in males. The most common colors are white, or white with biscuit cream. The weight of the American Eskimo is around 6-40 pounds and the height is around 9-19 inches.

American Eskimo Temperament

The American Eskimo is lively, bright, and fun loving. They like to have a job to do. The are very enjoyable and obedient companion. Because of the dog's high intelligence and their willingness to please, they are easy to train. However early socialization and training is very important. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate. They are excellent with children and they also do well with other dogs and cats. However, they will chase Rabbits, birds, and other small pets. At home it is an excellent watchdog, sounding a warning bark to announce the arrival of any stranger.

Is American Eskimo the Right Dog Breed for You?

The American Eskimo will do okay in an apartment or without a yard if enough exercise is provided. This is an active and energetic breed and needs a good workout everyday. His need could be met on a long walk on leash, a vigorous game or a run in a fence area. The American Eskimo likes cool weather. They especially love to play in the snow and will do so for hours if you let them. They could live outdoors in temperate and cold climates but he need social contact and is best when is allow to spend some time inside with its family.

American Eskimo Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the American Eskimo is around 12-14 years.

American Eskimo Health problems

The American Eskimo is a relatively healthy and there are not major concerns associated with this breed, however they could be prone to CHD (Canine hip dysplasia), PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), hip dysplasia and Patellar Luxation.

American Eskimo Care and Grooming

The American Eskimo double coat needs brushing or combing two or three times a week; more often when shedding. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Do not over feed them as this breed could easily get overweight, and will cause health problems.

American Eskimo Shedding

The American Eskimo is a heavy shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.