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American Eskimo Dog


Cautious of strangers but affectionate towards friends, the American Eskimo Dog is an intelligent, loving breed that makes for a natural family fit. They are one of the most obedient breeds - although like all dogs they require strong leadership - and handle themselves around children well. Given enough exercise, the American Eskimo dog is one of the easiest dogs to make a part of the family.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Excessively

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Better Not to Leave Alone Very Long

Breed Group

  • Non-Sporting Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat

Coat Quality

  • Double Coat


  • White


  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Highly Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 17-20″

Full Grown Weight

  • 31-35lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Great First Dog!

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Thrives in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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