Neither from Alaska nor a descendant of husky breed, the American Eskimo dog is quite contrary to what its name suggests. A member of the Spitz family, this breed is believed to have originated in Germany from its progenitors-the German Spitz. It was named American Eskimo just because of the anti-German prejudice that prevailed at that time.
Most of the American Eskimos are of white or white & biscuit cream color, with brown eyes and a compact body. It is characterized by a long and lupine muzzle and triangular ears that are always held erect and alert. Its’ tail is feathered and loosely curled on the back. They look a lot like the Samoyeds and come in three standard sizes, toy (9-12 inches), miniature (12-15 inches) and the standard (15-19 inches). The Eskie is double coated, with a soft, insulating undercoat and a harsher outer coat that acts as a weather repellent
Snow White, White/Biscuit Cream, Biscuit Cream
The Eskie, a loving companion dog, presents a picture of strength and agility, alertness and beauty and also makes a great watch dog. These intelligent and easily-trained breed is strong-willed and independent. They thrive on being a part of the family and can be protective of its owner and home. They are rarely aggressive, unless provoked and take longer to mature. Temperament may be partially inherited and partially trained.
The average life span is 12-14 years. They are prone to hip dysplasia, elbow and knee degeneration, patellar luxation, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, epilepsy, urinary stones and flea allergies. Unless trained and socialized at a young age, they can develop behavioral issues. Excessive barking and separation anxiety is common in some. Close attention should be paid to its eyes and tear ducts
CKC, AKC, UKC, NKC, APRI, ACR