American Eskimo Dogs |Facts||Feature||History|

American Eskimo Dogs |Facts||Feature||History|

The American Eskimo Dog is small to medium in size and looks like a miniature Samoyed. The ears are triangular in shape, and the eye rims, nose and lips are black. The white, straight double coat may or may not have cream markings.

The hair on the outer coat stands out and away from the body, and the tail is plumed and curls over the back. The coat is heavier around the neck and may give an appearance of being a mane, and this feature is more pronounced in males.
The American Eskimo Dog descended from European spitz dogs and is related to the German spitz, keeshond, pomeranian and Italian spitz. Small white dogs were usually found in communities of German immigrants in the 19th century. The dogs likely immigrated with their guardians and became collectively known as the American spitz.

In later decades the dogs were used in traveling circuses as part of an act in which they displayed tricks. They were fast, intelligent, agile and easy to train.

The name was changed from American spitz to American Eskimo Dog in the early 1900s. One theory behind the change is that a kennel registered with the United Kennel Club — named the American Eskimo — was attributed to the small white spitz dogs that kennel owners Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Hall registered.

The National American Eskimo Dog Association was formed in 1969. The American Eskimo Dog Club of America was formed in 1985. The American Kennel Club added the breed in 1994, and in 1995 it added full recognition and the Non-Sporting group designation.
This breed is intelligent and easy to train. These dogs excel at obedience and enjoy having a job to do. They are also alert, friendly, loving, devoted, affectionate and playful. They are eager to please and make excellent guards and watchdogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are good with children and other dogs when introduced properly. They can be wary of strangers but usually welcome them after an introduction. They must be exercised and trained consistently to avoid negative behaviors such as separation anxiety, excessive barking, aggressiveness and over-guarding.
American Eskimo Dogs |Facts||Feature||History| American Eskimo Dogs |Facts||Feature||History| Reviewed by Lory Chiao on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Rating: 5

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