Height: 23" - 27"
Weight: 60 lbs - 105 lbs
Lifespan: 15 years or more
Average Litter Size: 5
Colors: White or white with biscuit cream
American Eskimo Dogs was formerly called as German Spitz or an "American Eskimo Spitz". Spitz is group of breeds with similar characteristics.
American Eskimo dogs were bred to be companion dogs and watch dogs. They are very sociable with their family and friendly to children.
This breed is easily trained and very intellegent, strong - willed, independent, fun-loving and generally outgoing to everyone. However, if intelligent is not stimulated and ignored, behavior issues can develop. Proper socializing and obedience training is necessary.
American Eskimo has two coat layers. The undercoat is short and dense, and the outer coat consists of long straight hair. It is thicker and longer around the chest and neck. Their colors are white or white with biscuit cream. They look like a smaller versions of the Samoyed.
This dog needs a lot of exercise. Long walk, jog and dog sports like dog agility, flyball and dancing.