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American Eskimo

A bright white companion, well-suited for winter!

Country of Origin: Germany

Dog Group: Non-sporting dog breeds

Origin of Name: The American Eskimo is one of the Spitz families of Nordic breeds. It is closely related to the white German Spitz. German Spitzes were eventually brought to America, where the name changed to American Eskimo Dog due to the widespread anti-German feelings during World War I. Today they are known as a separate breed, but are closely related to the German Spitz.


A bit High

Monthly keeping cost

Rs. 1,20,000
Rs. 60,000



Tendency to Bark:

Very less

Breed Info

Life span-12 to 15 years

Availability: Easy to get

About American Eskimo:
The American Eskimo Dog is a medium purebred known for being alert, energetic, friendly, independent, intelligent, and protective. The most common colors for American Eskimo Dogs are cream and white. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly. Known to be multi-talented, the American Eskimo Dog participates in a wide variety of activities such as agility, competitive obedience, guarding, and narcotics detection.

he American Eskimo dog is a member of the Spitz family. Spitz dogs are Nordic dogs with foxlike faces, profuse coats, tails carried up over the back, and small, pricked ears. There is a great variety in the size of Nordic breeds, from the tiny Pomeranian to the large Samoyed.

The true origin of the American Eskimo Dog is unknown. What is known is that in the United States, small, white Spitz-type dogs were commonly found in German immigrant communities. These dogs were most likely descendents of the white German Spitz, white Keeshonden, or large white Pomeranians that came to America with their German families. They came to be known collectively as American Spitz dogs.

The American Eskimo Dog was a popular entertainer in the many circuses traveling throughout the United States during the 19th century. With his brilliant white coat and amazing ability to perform tricks, the Eskie was a favored showman. This widespread attention help popularize the breed.

In 1917, the American Spitz was renamed the American Eskimo Dog, though today nobody really knows why. The American Eskimo Dog Club of America was founded in 1985, and in 1995, the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in the Non-Sporting Group.


Visits to Groomer- high


Bath- Regular

Tolerance to heat-Get a heatstroke

Tolerance to cold- Loves snow

Exercise Requirement-Lots

Hair & Coat

Under Coat- Yes

Colour- Cream, white

Coat Type- Long and thick

Hair Length-Flowing

Hair Density-Dense


Not all American Eskimo Dogs will get any or all of these diseases, but it's important to be aware of them if you're considering this breed.

Hip dysplasia

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)



The American Eskimo is bright, eager to please, lively and fun-loving, in short, an enjoyable and generally obedient companion. True to the Spitz heritage, he is independent and tenacious and loves to run, especially in cold weather. But he is among the most biddable of Spitz breeds, and is calm and well-mannered inside. He is good with children, other dogs, and pets and is generally outgoing to everyone.

Training & Intelligence
The American Eskimo dog enjoys and excels at training, where he is a top contender in the obedience, rally and agility rings. His showbiz background is evident to all who try teaching him tricks, and he is quick to learn household rules.

Litter Size- 4-5 Puppies (Approx.)

Complication in Breeding-No

If you're buying a puppy, find a good breeder who will show you health clearances for both your puppy's parents. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition. Litter Size is about Average of 4 to 5 puppies.

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