Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

American Eskimo Dog


General information

  • The American Eskimo did not descend from working sled dogs, but has been bred mainly for companionship.
  • In the early 1900s, the American Eskimo Dog was particularly popular with circus performers, and even performed tricks such as tightrope walking!
  • This breed makes a great companion, having a loving, intelligent, and generally friendly temperament.
  • Requires regular grooming, as it has a thick, double coat that is particularly dense around the neck (more so in dogs).

Biological Data

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Further Reading


Other sources of information

  • Beynon B.The Complete American Eskimo. Howell. ISBN 0876050135.