Height: 9-12 inches
Miniature: 12-15 inches
Standard: 15-19 inches
Toy: 6-10 lbs.
Miniature: 10-20 lbs.
Standard: 18-35 lbs.
Life Span: 13-15 yrs.
Breed Group: Northern
Eskies like to be with their families but may appear aloof or uncomfortable
with strangers. They prefer adults but will tolerate children and usually
get along with dogs and other animals. Early socialization and obedience
training are necessary. Eskies are easy to train and like to perform and
learn new tricks.
There are three different sizes of Eskies: toy, miniature, and standard.
The outercoat is medium in length and thick; the undercoat is denser and
softer. Coat color is pure white or white with biscuit.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The Eskie sheds heavily and requires weekly brushing and combing. They need
regular exercise, including at least one vigorous walk and a play session
The American Eskimo dog probably never saw an Eskimo. In fact, the breed,
which originated between 500 and 1,000 years ago, owes its physical and
behavioral characteristics to the Nordic or spitz dogs of Europe with some
Pomeranian and keeshond mixed in.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club