American Eskimo
Small/Medium Breed
Owning
The American Eskimo Dog has a thick, double, straight coat. Males generally have more coat than females,
especially along the ruff around the neck. True Eskie temperament is described in the breed standard as loving,
intelligent, alert, friendly and slightly conservative.

Characteristics
The American Eskimo Dog, a loving companion dog, presents a picture of strength and agility, alertness and
beauty. It is a small to medium-size Nordic type dog, always white, or white with biscuit cream. The American
Eskimo Dog is compactly built and well balanced, with good substance, and an alert, smooth gait. The face is
Nordic type with erect triangular shaped ears, and distinctive black points (lips, nose, and eye rims). The white
double coat consists of a short, dense undercoat, with a longer guard hair growing through it forming the outer
coat, which is straight. The coat is thicker and longer around the neck and chest forming a lion-like ruff, which is
more noticeable on males than on females. The rump and hind legs down to the hocks are also covered with
thicker, longer hair forming the characteristic breeches. The richly plumed tail is carried loosely on the back.

Did You Know
Date entered into Regular Classes: July 1, 1995 The American Eskimo Dog was a favorite among circus
performers in the early 20th century. The American Eskimo Dog was accepted for registration by the American
Kennel Club in 1994. Contrary to popular belief, the American Eskimo Dog is not descended from working sled
dogs.