The American Eskimo Dog (Miniature)

The American Eskimo Dog (Miniature)

Description:

The Miniature American Eskimo might look like one of those strong-silent-types but in reality, it’s just as clingy as the next dog. Human companionship or lack of it can bring out some very extreme behavioral changes in the Miniature American Eskimo. If it’s lovable and well behaved when he’s around his family, leaving him alone can cause him to lead to naughty and destructive behavior. If you do choose to get this breed of American Eskimo home then you’ve to be schedule your day around the dog.

To avoid spurts of energy, possibly springing out at all the odd times, take them for long walks on a daily basis. If possible, squeeze in a game or two that will require them to run to and from one point. Owing to the fact that they were previously used as circus dogs, the Miniature American Eskimos are easy to train. One behaviour you could possibly modify is their yappy bark.

They make excellent watchdogs, immediately sensing any new sight, sound or smell on their territory. This could lead to some barking over indulgence! They’re a one-family dog and warming to a new person could take some time.

Although they are great with children, the Miniature Eskimo dogs don’t fare so well with other pets, unless raised with them…

 

Appearance:

Average Height-

 

Identifying Features-

Average Weight-

10-17 lbs

 

Care & Health:

– Major concerns: none

– Minor concerns: patellar luxation

– Occasionally seen: none

– Suggested tests: (knee)

– Life span: 12 – 14 years

– Grooming: With the thick coats that the Eskies have, their coat requires to be brushed at least twice a day.

 

History:

The American Miniature Eskimo Dogs are commonly referred to the as Spitz, by their owners. Belonging to the Spitz family, the Miniature Eskimo dogs were a common companion among German immigrants. It is believed that they descended from the European Spitzes including the white Keeshound, the white German Spitz, the white Pomeranian and the Volpino Italiano (also known as the white Italian Spitz).

In the late 19th century, they were a popular choice for circus dogs, due to their beautiful white coat, intelligence, trainability, and their agility. The American Eskimo Dog club was formed in 1985, but it wasn’t until 1995 that the AKC registered the Miniature American Eskimo dog under the non-sporting category. As of 2007, they ranked 109th out of 157 breeds.

 

 

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