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American Eskimo Dog

Appearance

AKC Height:

There are three separate size divisions of the American Eskimo Dog (all measurements are heights at the withers): Toy: 9 inches to and including 12 inches; Miniature: over 12 inches to and including 15 inches; and Standard: over 15 inches to and including 19 inches.

Colors:

Pure white is the preferred color, although white with biscuit cream is permissible.

Basic Requirements

American Eskimo dogs are active and need a securely fenced yard in which to exercise. They do shed, however twice-weekly brushing will help to keep shedding under control.

Temperament

American Eskimo Dogs are intelligent and eager to please, but they need proper training. They are protective of their family and will bark at strangers. You should socialize these dogs from puppyhood around children.

American Eskimo Dog Housebreaking

Housebreaking requires consistency on your part. Dogs are creatures of habit, and knowing the tips and tricks of training will make the process so much easier and less stressful. PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/puppy-housebreaking/ ADULT MARKING AND RETRAINING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/dog-housebreaking-marking-page/

Health

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Where to find puppies and adults

If you are looking for a puppy or adult dog, please read our important information on choosing a puppy from a breeder and adopting a dog from a rescue. There are good dog breeders and good dog rescues and there are bad dog breeders and bad dog rescues. Our information will help you to make an informed decision and will give you tips on what to look for and what to avoid.

Pet shops are not the best place to look for a puppy. Dogs from pet shops often come from puppy mills, and puppy mill dogs are often kept in unhealthy conditions. The best way to end puppy mills is to rescue or buy from reputable sources.