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American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 9-19in

Female: 9-19in

Weight

Male: 10-30lb

Female: 10-30lb

Fun Fact

The American Eskimo Dog used to be called the American Spitz, but it is believed that a kennel renamed the breed using their own name, American Eskimo Kennel.

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About this Breed

The American Eskimo Dog, or Eskie, is a fluffy little fellow with a misleading name. The breed actually originated in Germany and is likely a close descendent of the German Spitz. These guys gained popularity in America during the 1800’s while serving as circus dogs. Eskies are highly intelligent, but they take much longer to mature and leave that puppy behavior behind. The breed comes in three different sizes: toy, miniature, and standard. Their fluffy white double coat requires regular brushing and grooming. With good training, and adequate exercise American Eskimo Dogs can make the best of companions!

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Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Cooper
  2. Buddy
  3. Milo
  4. Finn
  5. Jack
  6. Bear
  7. Charlie
  8. Max
  9. Bandit
  10. Lucky

For Female

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy
  4. Daisy
  5. Molly
  6. Penny
  7. Sadie
  8. Maggie
  9. Rosie
  10. Sophie

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Texas, United States
  3. Pennsylvania, United States
  4. New York, United States
  5. Ohio, United States
  6. Florida, United States
  7. North Carolina, United States
  8. Illinois, United States
  9. Georgia, United States
  10. Michigan, United States

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