- 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
American Eskimo Breed Profile
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.