meet theAmerican Eskimo Dog


Training &Temperament

A securely fenced yard with an assortment of toys will help provide good exercise and stimulation to keep your Eskie out of trouble. The American Eskimo Dog learns new tasks quickly and is eager to please. This is indeed the case with most Eskies. They will make an effort to do just about anything if it means they can be with their owner. They learn new commands with very few repetitions and often figure out how to do things by watching another dog or human. A well-trained and socialized Eskie makes a wonderful companion. It is a good idea to take your Eskie to training classes. Puppy training classes provide a head start on the training and socialization process. It is important to expose your puppy to different people, animals, sights, sounds, and experiences by taking him everywhere with you during his puppyhood. American Eskimo Dogs thrive on positive training. The result will be a well-adjusted adult dog that will be able to cope in a variety of environments with confidence. Attending training classes with your Eskie is not only an important part of your puppy’s socialization process, it helps your puppy get some of the exercise she needs, and forms a closer bond between you and your new dog. All dogs should be trained to use a crate. Your pet’s crate should be a safe, desirable place for him to be when he needs to be left alone. The crate is also a great way to establish a routine especially during the housebreaking period.

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Did You Know?

The American Eskimo Dog is always white or white with biscuit cream.

Beginning in the late 19th century, the American Eskimo Dog was extremely popular for use in trick-dog acts in the traveling circuses throughout the US.

The American Eskimo Dog became an increasingly popular breed after dancing to music and interacting with clowns at the Barnum and Bailey Circus. One Eskie with the circus became the first dog to walk across a tight-rope.

The American Eskimo Dog is bred in three distinct sizes: Toy, Miniature, and Standard.

The Eskie is a member of the spitz family, or Nordic breds.

Known as the American Spitz until 1917, when the named was changed to American Eskimo (although the breed does not have any traceable origin or connection to Eskimo culture).

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
White 199
White & Biscuit 269


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code