American Eskimo Dog Breed History

The American Eskimo is charming, intelligent affectionate and a loving dog. They are good with children. Eskimo will be a good alert watchdogs to protect your house and family.

BREED GROUP: Non-sporting
OCCUPATION: Companion, watchdog, performer
HEIGHT: 23-30 cm
WEIGHT: 2- 5 kg
COLOR(S): white, white with biscuit cream
LONGEVITY: 13 to 15 years
EXERCISE: Daily exercise
GROOMING: Twice weekly brushing
TRAINING: Easy, hard to focus


American Eskimo Dog Breed HistoryThe American Eskimo Dog originates from the USA, This breed nicknamed the “Eskie”. They are thought to have originated from German Spitz dogs that came over to the United States from Germany with immigrants in the 1600s. German immigrants, In the late 1800s, Eskimo was name as the American Spitz and is very popular in traveling road shows and circuses, performing tricks.

In 1913 the Eskimo was registered with the UKC. The breed was first registered with the AKC in 1995.


The Eskimo Dog comes in three sizes, and this includes the toy American Eskimo Dog, the miniature American Eskimo Dog, and the standard American Eskimo Dog. Toy are 9 inches up to and including 12 inches at the witchers, miniatures are more than 12 inches up to and up to 19 inches at the withers.

The coloring of all Eskimo Dogs is white or biscuit cream, and the coat is straight and harsh with a dense, softer undercoat. The coat has a glorious standoff double coat and is straight with a thick undercoat.


These dog breeds need a daily exercise, for daily walk is not enough for them. The Eskie will easily become bored without regular exercise and play time. Without enough exercise, Eskimo can be quite mischievous and will amuse themselves!

The Eskimo Dog is easy to train and eager to please. This breed is very talented in obedience training.



The Eskimo coat requires a minimum of twice weekly brushing. These dogs are heavy shedders, you will need to brush his coat on a daily basis. And therefore not best suited to those with allergies.

The thick snowy white coat is easy to groom brush with a firm bristle brush twice a week. However, at other times of the year brushing around twice a week should suffice.

You should bathe your Eskimo on monthly basis.


American Eskimo is intelligent, friendly, charming, and loving dog. Eskimos are easy to train quick, alert and agile making them a very desirable choice, and they are often top ranked score in obedience training.

Eskimo make alert watchdogs, trespassers will be met with a flurry of barking. Wary of strangers, the breed is very loyal to the master family and friends