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American Eskimo Dog
Breed origin: USA
Original purpose: Companion dog.
AKC recognized: 1994
AKC group: Non-Sporting
Height: 9 to 19 inches
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Pure white or white with biscuit cream.
The American Eskimo Dog is intelligent, alert, agile, playful, and friendly, although slightly conservative and somewhat independent. They make excellent watchdogs and loving companions. They can be protective of their home and family, but they do not threaten to bite or attack people unless provoked. American Eskimo Dogs learn quickly and are eager to please. These qualities made them extremely popular for use in trick-dog acts in the many traveling circuses throughout the United States in the 19th century. Some American Eskimo Dogs might be prone to excessive barking and separation anxiety.
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Suitable canine sports/activities:
agility, flyball, obedience
The American Eskimo Dog's long, dense coat needs to be brushed weekly, or more often if necessary. They shed heavily for a short period of time twice a year, depending on the climate and their living conditions.
Known health problems:
Progressive retinal atrophy, luxating patella, hip dysplasia, allergies, tear-staining.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
American Eskimo Dog Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Eskie Rescuers United