Country of Origin: United States.
Coat: Has two layers. The undercoat is short and dense, and the outer coat consists of long straight hair. It is thicker and longer around the chest and neck. Any color other than white or biscuit cream is unacceptable.
Character: The American Eskimo Dog is intelligent, inquisitive, and playful. It is fun-loving and generally outgoing to everyone.
Temperament: This breed is is very sociable with its family and good with children, other dogs, and household pets.
Care: Regular brushing is recommended to prevent matting. More attention will need to be paid during shedding, which occurs twice a year.
Training: Harsh training techniques are inappropriate for American Eskimo Dogs. It is eager to please and learns quickly.
Activity: This dog needs a good workout every day. Depending on its size, you may need to take it for a good jog or a long walk.
Description : American Eskimos are descended from the German Spitz. The face, coat and lush tail are Spitz-type and the muzzle is pointed. Nicknamed the "Eskie", they have been bred to be a house dogs, companions and watch dogs. They are very family friendly including children, and are quite content at home. They enjoy cold weather better than warm. Known to clean their faces like cats they are easy to maintain as their coat easily repels dirt, they have no doggie odor and they are very clean.