American Eskimo dog Facts

American Eskimo dog Facts
American Eskimo dog, also known as "Eskie", is a member of the Spitz family. Despite its name, American Eskimo dog is native to Germany. It was brought to America by European settlers hundreds of year ago. Its true name: "White German Spitz" has been changed to "American Eskimo dog" after WWI to prevent discrimination because of its origin, that was inevitable during that period (Germany was highly unpopular after WWI). American Eskimo dog is very intelligent dog that is popular both as a working and as a companion dog.
Interesting American Eskimo dog Facts:
American Eskimo dog can reach 9 to 19 inches in height and 10 to 30 pounds of weight.
American Eskimo dog comes in three sizes: toy, miniature and standard. All three types have the same personality and morphological traits.
American Eskimo dog has soft, white-colored double coat.
Name "American Eskimo" was chosen because of the snowy white coat of this breed.
American Eskimo dog has wedge-shaped head, fox-like face, small, triangular, erect ears, compact, square-shaped body and long, upward-curved tail. It has black nose and brown eyes.
American Eskimo dog is affectionate and playful dog that is eager to please. It is suitable for families with children. It can be kept with cats and other dogs, but not with rodents, small birds and reptiles.
American Eskimo dog can be kept in all types of homes and apartments, but it requires regular walks and exercises outside the house. It likes to play in the snow and water and doesn't like to spend time on its own.
American Eskimo dog should be provided with plenty of toys because it likes to chew things. It requires lots of attention and likes to participate in everyday activities of its family. American Eskimo dog is very vocal and it often barks, yowls and produce mumbling sounds.
American Eskimo dog is excellent watchdog thanks to its alert and suspicious nature. It barks to announce presence of stranger at the door.
American Eskimo dog is very intelligent dog that can learn to dance to the music, "cooperate" with clowns and walk on a tight rope. Thanks to wide repertoire of tricks that it can perform, American Eskimo dog was very popular in circuses during the 19th century.
American Eskimo dog is excellent in sports and competitions that test agility, obedience and conformation. It can be trained to recognize narcotics.
American Eskimo dog sheds a lot. It should be groomed at least two to three times per week to prevent matting.
American Eskimo dog usually gives birth to 5 puppies.
American Eskimo dog is very healthy breed. It can suffer from hip dysplasia, retinal atrophy and juvenile cataract. Proper diet and regular exercises are essential because it easily gains weight.
American Eskimo dog has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years.

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