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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Non-sporting group.


Less than 10 pounds for the toy variety, 10 to 18 pounds for the miniature variety, and 20 to 35 pounds for the standard variety.


9 to 12 inches for the toy variety, 12 to 15 inches for the miniature variety, and 15 to 19 inches for the standard variety.


White or white with cream.


Thick, double coat with a ruff around the neck.



American Eskimo dogs are intelligent, affectionate, and playful. They are loyal, alert, and often eager to please.

Country of Origin:



Originating in Germany, American Eskimo dogs are part of the wide and ancient family of Spitz dogs. These animals were likely brought to the USA by German immigrants and were renamed American Eskimo dogs in 1917.


Previously known as Spitzes, these dogs were renamed American Eskimo dogs in 1917, possibly due to the unpopularity of anything with a German association during the first world war.


These dogs are intelligent, friendly, and alert. While somewhat conservative, they tend to be neither shy nor aggressive. They bark at the approach of strangers and make great watchdogs.



American Eskimo dogs are intelligent and eager to please. They can learn new tasks and commands quickly.


This breed has a mid-range activity level. They are playful and energetic, yet somewhat conservative.


American Eskimo dogs make great companions for adults and children. They are friendly, loving, and loyal animals. These dogs tend to be wary of strangers and will bark at their approach. American Eskimo dogs tend to take longer to mature than other breeds, acting like puppies for approximately two years.


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