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American Eskimo Dog

General Description

Distinctive traits include a dense, sparkling white coat with a lion-like ruff around the chest and shoulders; a smiling face, with black nose, lips, and eye-rims that convey a keen, intelligent expression; and a plumed tail carried over the back. Some Eskies have markings with the delicious color name 'biscuit cream.

General Health

The American Eskimo breed, with an average lifespan of about 12 to 14 years, is susceptible to minor ailments like patellar luxation, canine hip dysplasia (CHD), and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). Eskies are also known to contract diabetes 

Character and Temperament

Intelligent, alert, protective, friendly and reserved


An active lifestyle is ideal for the Eskie. He needs at least an hour of exercise per day. This may include some indoor play and brain games, but he needs to get outside to run in order to get enough exercise.


The American Eskimo Dog is a breed of companion dog, originating in Germany. The American Eskimo Dog is a member of the Spitz family.


Average Life Expectancy


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