American Eskimo Dog
Although the American Eskimo is a small dog — 10 to 30 pounds — he has a big-dog attitude.The American Eskimo dog comes in standard, miniature, and toy and are often described as perky, playful, and smart. They are very social, outgoing, friendly, and easy to train. They have a beautiful fluffy white coat, and those sweet dark eyes! Due to their vigorous personality, this breed requires a lot of exercise to help burn their energy. They are related to German spitz dogs. These pooches are also commonly referred to by an abbreviated version of their name -- "Eskies." They are very eager to please and have a loud, sharp bark.
Common Health Conditions
- Luxating patellas (when the knee cap ‘slips’ from the joint). These are thought to be more common in smaller breeds, and a congenital condition.
- Eskies may be susceptible to diabetes. The classic symptoms of diabetes in dogs are excessive thirst, increased urination, and weight loss despite normal or increased food consumption.
- These power pooches need a lot of activity and mental stimulation to avoid boredom, and can sometimes get snappy when nervous.