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All Dog Breeds >>Appearance of Toy American Eskimo

The American Eskimo is a small to medium-size Nordic-type dog. The breed is a well-balanced model of the working type Spitz dog, ranging in size from 11 to 19 inches from foot to wither. Two sizes are recognized by the UKC: Miniature & Standard, with the miniature versions usually weighing between 13-20lbs and the standard versions normally weighing between 21-38lbs. The body is very well proportioned. The length of body from point of shoulder to the point of buttocks is the same as the height from withers to ground, presenting an overall stout appearance.

The head is fox-like with erect triangular ears, and readily distinguished black or deep brown points (nose, lips, and eye rims). The American Eskimo has a thick, white or cream double coat. The chest, neck, and forepart of the shoulders are covered with a lion-like mane, which is more prominent in males than females. The backs of the forelegs are nicely feathered. The rump and hind legs down to the hock are covered with thick hair that forms the characteristic “trousers

Toy American Eskimo Training

The Standard American Eskimo Dog is intelligent and quite easy to train. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.

Toy American Eskimo Shedding

The Standard American Eskimo Dog is a very heavy shedder. He sheds an awful lot of hair! You'll find hair all over your home, stuck to everything! You'll probably even find it in the butter!

Toy American Eskimo Grooming

The medium-length coat of the Standard American Eskimo Dog only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds excessively you may find yourself brushing him daily to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)