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American Eskimo Dog |United States|

American Eskimo Dog |United States|

Despite its name, this delightful breed has nothing to do with the Eskimo, or Inuit, culture and descended from European Spitz breeds. These dogs are divided into Toy, Miniature, and Standard sizes, all prized for their beautiful appearance. Not just a pretty face, “Eskies” are also charismatic, intelligent, and friendly (although independent). They make excellent companion and watch dogs, and are highly protective of their families and homes. They need plenty of exercise though, and their spectacular coats need regular grooming. Alert and active, American Eskimo Dogs also excel in agility and love to learn new tricks. They require substantial amounts of mental stimulation as well as physical exercise, so they are happiest in an active home.

History

The American Eskimo Dog traces back to small German and other European Spitz breeds brought to the United States with European immigrants. By the 1910s, these dogs had become known as American Spitz, reflecting anti-German sentiments during and after War War I. The American Spitz grew in popularity due to its fame as a performing breed in the traveling circuses. The first dogs of the breed were registered in 1913 with the United Kennel Club under the name American Eskimo Spitz. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1994.

American Eskimo dogs are rare with only about 1,000 registered in the United States.

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From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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