American Eskimo Dog

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American Eskimo Dog

ORIGIN

The American Eskimo Dog is a breed of companion dog originating in Germany. The American Eskimo is a member of the Spitz family. Despite its name and appearance, the American Eskimo dog is not from Alaska; the dog’s heritage is traced back to Northern Europe.

TEMPERAMENT

The American Eskimo is an affectionate, loving dog. Hardy and playful, they are excellent with children. Charming and alert, because of the dog’s high intelligence and its willingness to please, it is easy to train and often rank among the top scorers in obedience trials. American Eskimos like to work. They are naturally wary of strangers, but once introduced they become instant friends. Eskimos need to be part of the family with a firm, consistent, confident pack leader. If you allow the dog to believe he or she is the ruler of your home, many behavior issues will arise, including but not limited to: separation anxiety, obsessive barking, dog aggressiveness.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Considerable.

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

From 58 to 68 cm (M) and 51 to 61 cm (F) / From 34 to 47 kg (M) and 27 to 41 kg (F).

COAT

Thick and double.

COLOR

Grey, beige and black with a darker face

GROOMING

Considerable.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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