Called “the dog beautiful” by his admirers, the American Eskimo Dog, or “Eskie,” is a striking fellow with his white coat, sweet expression, and black eyes
There are Top 10 interesting facts about American Eskimo Dog.
1) German History
The American Eskimo Dog, or Eskie, is actually not from America. They originated in Germany and descended from the German Spitz. The dogs that would become the American Eskimo Dog came to the United States with their German immigrant owners.
Those looking for an American Eskimo will find the breed comes in toy, miniature, and standard sizes. Their small stature, fun loving temperament, and captivating white coats are what made them perfect for performing tricks.
3) Toy Lover
American Eskimo dog should be provided with plenty of toys because it likes to chew things. It requires lots of attention and likes to participate in everyday activities of its family. American Eskimo dog is very vocal and it often barks, yowls and produce mumbling sounds.
4) Guard Dog
The German Spitz was originally used as a herder, livestock guard, and hunting dog. When they were brought to the United States, they became popular as family pets. Despite what their name might suggest, Eskies were never bred to be sled dogs. They do, however, excel at agility competitions.
Just when you think these dogs can't get any cuter, you find out that they come in "biscuit" color. All Eskies are either completely white, or white with "biscuit cream," according to the official breed standard. That means an Eskie should have a mostly white coat with "biscuit" colored fur around the edges.
6) Circus Dog
American Eskimo dog is very intelligent dog that can learn to dance to the music, "cooperate" with clowns and walk on a tight rope. Thanks to wide repertoire of tricks that it can perform, American Eskimo dog was very popular in circuses during the 19th century.
7) Tightrope Walker
If there was one dog breed capable of becoming an acrobat, it would be the American Eskimo Dog. An Eskie was the first dog known to ever walk a tightrope. Today, Eskies are still known for the wide variety of tricks they can perform.
Happy and always energetic, the American Eskimo dog loves to run, play, learn new tasks and solve problems. As the name suggests, this breed especially loves playing in the snow, so they make a perfect companion for families who live in cooler climates. They are vigilant, with a keen ear, and make excellent watchdogs.
Most dogs have a sweet spot or an area that makes them groan with delight when rubbed or scratched. For some dogs it is the ears, hindquarters, or belly. However, many owners have reported that rubbing the forehead area of the American Eskimo has a trancelike affect on the breed. While not every Eskie is the same, many owners stroke the forehead down to the nose or back up over the eyes. Many find the technique is a great way to calm their pet after a heavy play session or just bond after a long day's work.
American Eskimo dog is very healthy breed. It can suffer from hip dysplasia, retinal atrophy and juvenile cataract. Proper diet and regular exercises are essential because it easily gains weight.