Sunday, September 7, 2008

American Eskimo Dog Breed

American Eskimo Dog Temperament

When talking about the American Eskimo dog we are referring to a very energetic and playful dog breed. The dog loves to play and comes with a lot of spirit, curiosity and courage. Keep in mind that the American Eskimo dog breed can get bored if you are not providing entertaining and you could end up with a dog that has a destructive behavior on your hands. We are dealing with a dog that is quick to learn and intelligent, strong willed and very independent. It can do a lot of tricks and solve problems and is usually comfortable with dog training. Remember that the dog loves to dig and bark so the pet is not suitable for individuals looking for a peaceful companion. The good part is that the breed is recommended for both experienced and inexperienced dog owners. American Eskimo Dogs are perfect with most children and are good with most pets and dogs even if they do tend to become predatory when faced with rodents and birds. Never neglect the fact that this breed can become jealous and that it is alert, thus being a good watchdog.

American Eskimo Dog Breed Appearance

You will find three possible size variations in the American Eskimo Dog Breed. We thus have the standard American Eskimo dog, the toy American Eskimo Dog and the miniature American Eskimo dog. The miniature one weighs around 10 to 20 pounds and is 12 to 15 inches high. The toy one weighs between 6 and 10 pounds and is 9 to 12 inches high. The standard is of 25 to 35 pounds and 15 to 19 inches tall. Talking about coating the accepted colors are buscuit cream or white with it being harsh and straight and presenting a softer, dense undercoat. The dog breed's eyes are blue and heavy shedders is a reality. Keep in mind that dog grooming will mean you brushing at least 2 times per week and even more when shedding is more intense.

American Eskimo Dog Breed Health

American Eskimo Dogs usually live between 13 and 15 years. Health problems associated include luxating patella, diabetes, seizures and even epilepsy.

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