The American Eskimo Dog is a descendent of the European Spitzes and its name has nothing to do with Eskimo culture. An agile dog on the smaller side (9”-19”), the American Eskimo Dog is a quick learner and eager to please. They are friendly, but also natural watchdogs and protective of their families. Their coats are beautiful, but sheds, and requires regular brushing and bathing.
Breed Notes: Playful, Perky, Smart
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