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American Eskimo Dog s.
Eskimo Dog, breed of domestic dog introduced to the United States from Germany
in either the late 19th century or the early 20th century. Despite The American
Eskimo Dogs resemblance to Inuit sled dogs, the American Eskimo dog, nicknamed the Eskie, is
a type of spitz dog, Modern families of American Eskimo Dog s can be traced to the
American Eskimo Dog of the late Stone Age
(about 6000 years ago). American Eskimo dogs are intelligent, energetic dogs
that typically have bright white coats.
The standard American Eskimo dog weighs 18 to 35 lb and has a shoulder height of
15 to 19 inch. American Eskimo Dogs belonging to a miniature variety of this breed weigh 10 to
20 lb and are 11 to 14 inch tall. American Eskimo Dogs of the toy-dog variety, which is even smaller than
the miniature variety, has been developed, but the Toy American Eskimo Dog is not recognized as a
distinct breed by the American Kennel Club.
American Eskimo dog s have wedge-shaped skulls with wide muzzles; oval, dark brown eyes;
and triangular, erect ears that are rounded at the top. The American Eskimo dog
has a thick double coats
that are either pure white or cream colored. The American Eskimo dog s coats are thickest around the
neck, where they form a mane like ruff, which is especially obvious on American
Eskimo males. the
tail is curved and is covered with long hair.
American Eskimo dog s have a good-natured temperament that makes them suitable
for many living situations. Because of their high energy, however, American
Eskimo Dogs become
noisy or destructive if they are forced to be inactive. The American Eskimo Dog
is a great companion dog because of their intelligence and eagerness to please.
The American Eskimo Dog is rarely used to perform work.