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Adult American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo

Origin

The American Eskimo dog, also widely known as the “Eskie”, has origins in Germany. This dog is a spitz breed (marked by long, thick, and white fur, pointed ears and muzzles, and either curly or very droopy tails) which comes from the German Spitz.

Originally, this dog's ancestors were bred as working class dogs, for the purpose of guarding people and property. Eventually, the German Spitz rose out of these previous, smaller, Spitz dogs. Then, at some point in the early 1900's, European immigrants began bringing these dogs into the United States with them.

Around World War I, as part of the patriotism era, United States citizens began referring to the new variety of Spitz as the American Spitz, rather than the German Spitz.

Finally, around the year 1919, the breed was first officially recognized as the American Eskimo (its current name) by the American United Kennel Club (UKC). Later, in the year 1995, the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

Although the American Eskimo and German Spitz are two completely different breeds, owners still sometimes register their American Eskimos as German Spitz, in order to compete in international dog competitions. Furthermore, the American Eskimo is still known as the German Spitz (inferring that they are the same breed) in many places around the world. By American standards, though, the Eskimo is its own breed.

Description

The American Eskimo has long and flowing, usually white, fur. This coat is also very thick and dense, as it has a double-coat. Its undercoat is usually softer, with the outer layers growing longer and coarser, although the entire coat is pretty soft. This coat is often noted as the American Eskimo's most distinguishing feature.

As for the head, the American Eskimo has a wedge shaped head with a long and pointed muzzle. Their ears are small, pointed, and always erect. Its nose it all black. Lastly, the American Eskimo has small eyes that are usually brown.

The American Eskimo has a long, flowing tail that is usually curled upwards. Furthermore, the tail is usually covered in long, white “feathers” or locks of flowing fur.

The American Eskimo's body and size differences are also very interesting. To begin, in general, the body is small and compacted, and usually square in shape. As for sizes, the American Eskimo has been bred to come in toy, miniature, and standard size. The toy American Eskimo is usually 9 to 12 inches long and weights about 6 to 10 pounds. The miniature American Eskimo typically measures about 12 to 15... Read More

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