Called “the dog beautiful” by his admirers, the American Eskimo Dog, or “Eskie,” is a striking fellow with his white coat, sweet expression, and black eyes. He’s a Nordic dog breed, a member of the Spitz family. Eskies are lively, active companion dogs who love to entertain and join in on all family activities. They are outgoing and friendly with family and friends, but reserved with strangers. Although the Eskie is a small dog — 10 to 30 pounds — he has a big-dog attitude. See below for complete list of American Eskimo Dog characteristics! American Eskimo Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Watch and learn about American Eskimo dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of American Eskimo Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
American Eskimo Dog Companion Dogs 1 foot, 3 inches to 1 foot, 7 inches tall at the shoulder Starts at 30 pounds 12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

American Eskimo Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Adaptability parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Good For Novice Owners parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Sensitivity Level. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored low and is not suitable Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

American Eskimo Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable All Around Friendliness. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Affectionate with Family. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Friendly Dog. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

American Eskimo Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Health Grooming. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored low and is not suitable Drooling Potential. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Easy To Groom. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in General Health.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable General Health. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 2 out of 5 in Size.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored low and is not suitable Size. parameter.

Trainability:

American Eskimo Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Trainability. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Easy To Train. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Intelligence. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Prey Drive. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

American Eskimo Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Exercise Needs. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Energy Level. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Intensity. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Exercise Needs. parameter.

American Eskimo Dog is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means American Eskimo Dog has scored high and is suitable Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

1 foot, 3 inches to 1 foot, 7 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

Starts at 30 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

Eskies are happy, active, intelligent dogs. They thrive on activity. Plan on keeping your Eskie busy with training classes, games, romps at a dog park, or hikes. A busy Eskie is unlikely to become bored — a state you want to avoid with this breed, because boredom leads to excessive barking, inappropriate chewing, and other annoying behaviors.The Eskie needs to be with his family, so don’t plan on leaving him alone for long periods at a time, or he may develop separation anxiety.If you are a confident leader, you’ll enjoy life with an Eskie. If you’re not, you’re apt to have an Eskie that’s leading you.Do not trust even a well-trained and well-socialized Eskie with small pets such as birds, hamsters, and gerbils. Chances are, he will succumb to his instincts and give chase.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store.