The American Eskimo Dog is a beautiful pet. Here is your informative A-list of American Eskimo Dog. They are also known as American Eskimo, American Spitz or German Spitz. This dog breed was used to call as German Spitz and imported to United States from Germany during World War I. They were used to be sled dog. They were popular circus performer in the 1930s and 1940s. The name was renamed to American Eskimo Dog due to the anti-German feelings during and after the World War I. The American Eskimo Dog is a member of the Spitz group; they come in three sizes which are toy, miniature and standard. Some dog breeds are related to the American Eskimo Dog which is German Spitz, Keeshond, white Pomeranian, Samoyed and White Italian Spitz. Today, the Eskie become lovely companion pet for family.

Facts about American Eskimo Dog

  • Temperament – The Eskie is playful, alert, friendly, energetic, charismatic and loyal. This dog breed is bred to be house dog. They love to be part of the family and enjoy spending time with family. They need a lot of love and attention, do not leave them alone for long period. They are eager to please owner and get along well with children. Obedience training and socialization is good for American Eskimo puppies, they can pick up training easily and able to master tricks. They are highly intelligent dog breed. They love to bark and dig. They will wary of strangers and bark at strangers when necessary. They can get along well with other pets. This dog breed is suitable for inexperienced dog owner.
  • Appearance – The American Eskimo Dog is a Nordic-type dog. The Eskie has a strong medium-sized body and the head is wedge-shaped with muzzle and skull about the same length. They have a pair of almond-shaped eyes which set well apart and a pair of triangle erect ears. The eyes color usually is dark to medium brown and blue eyes are disqualified. The neck is well carried and the topline is level. They have a deep chest and the ribs are well-sprung. The Eskie has a stand-off double coat. The outer coat is straight. The under coat is dense and it grow through to form the outer coat.








American Eskimo Dog Breed Information

Size Standard, miniature and toy
Height 23 – 30cm (toy), over 30cm (miniature) and over 38cm (standard)
Weight 2 – 4.5kg (toy), 4.5kg – 9kg (miniature) and 8-16kg (standard)
Colour White, white with biscuit cream
Group Non-sporting breed dog
Life Span 15 or more years
Exercise Ability Daily long walks is needed
Grooming Requirements Brush twice a week with bristle, use dry shampoo when necessary. This breed is average shedder
Environment Indoor or small fenced yard
Barking Average
Recognition CKC, NKC, ACR, APRI, DRA, UKC, AKC


Some common health issue for the Eskie is hip dysplasia, eye and tear duct problems or PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy).

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt American Eskimo Dog from American Eskimo Dog rescue or look for American Eskimo dog breeders.

American Eskimo Dog
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