Country of Origin: United States
  • Activity Level: high
  • Grooming Level: moderate
  • Trainability: high
  • Adaptability: high
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
  • Average Size: Small
  • Average Lifespan: 13-15 years
  • Prey Drive: moderate
  • Watchdog: aware
  • Registered?: aca, akc
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This dog breed is generally a very good companion dog. It is also intelligent but can be independent. American Eskimos are fun-loving, affectionate and have a very high energy level.

They are highly trainable, but can be rather mischievous.  These dogs are very intelligent and they love to please.

The American Eskimo has a double coat with a dense undercoat and a longer coat of hair that grows through it to form the outer coat. The coat colors are white or cream.They need to be brushed twice a week and even more when they are shedding.

They are known for being extremely active dogs and must get daily exercise. 20-40 minute walks every day is suggested.

Shoulder height: Toy 9-12 inches, Miniature 12-15 inches , Standard 15-19 inches.  Weight: Toy 6-10lbs, Miniature 10-20lbs, Standard 18-35lbs.

An American Eskimo will generally live for 13 to 15 years.

The American Eskimo is also referred to as an Eskie. They were a popular choice to perform with clowns for circuses traveling in the United States during the late 19th century, which contributed to their rise in popularity as a family pet.