American Eskimo Dog

Bred solely to be companions, the American Eskimo Dog thrives on being part of the family. They have outstanding working skills.
American Eskimo Dog Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed


9-19 Inches


6-40 Lbs.


13-15 years

American Eskimo Dog Information

The American Eskimo Dog originated in Germany. They are also known as the German Spitz.

The American Eskimo Dog is a small to medium-sized dog with a thick white or cream fur coat. They have wedge-shaped heads and pointed ears.

They are known for being intelligent, playful, and friendly dogs.

American Eskimo Dog Exercise Needs

The American Eskimo Dog is a very active breed. They need a lot of exercise and love to play fetch and other games.

A daily walk or run is necessary for this breed. They also enjoy playing in the snow.

American Eskimo Dog Training

The American Eskimo Dog is an intelligent breed and therefore is easy to train. They respond well to positive reinforcement, such as treats or praise.

American Eskimo Dog Health Issues

The American Eskimo Dog has a thick coat of fur that must be brushed regularly. They also need to be groomed every few weeks.

American Eskimo Dog Grooming

The American Eskimo Dog is a generally healthy breed. However, they are susceptible to health problems, such as hip dysplasia and von Retinal atrophy.

Breed Identification


White, Or White With Biscuit Cream



Breed Care


More than once a week


More than once a week


Hip Dysplasia, Retinal atrophy

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