American Eskimo Dogs love to to play … non-stop. They make great playmates for kids - their energy is almost endless and they will only stop playing when the kids have had enough. Daily walks are a must and any dog sport you have time for would be a great added extra for this breed.
American Eskimos are small and very fluffy but don’t be fooled as they sure do have a loud voice. Their small size could make them seem like good apartment dogs but their desire to bark and alert their owners is likely to upset nearby neighbours. They will be protective of their family and act like they are Rottweilers when strangers come to visit, and it may take them a few minutes to settle down with the new arrival.
American Eskimos also enjoy the outdoors too much to be apartment dogs. They are super fast learners, requiring only a few repetitions to teaching a new skill before they get it. Kids will enjoy this challenge and American Eskimo puppies will be able and willing to become circus dogs, as they love to perform what they have learnt.
American Eskimos shed a lot, and their fluffiness comes with a prize … daily brushing is a must for owners that don’t want a house full of dog hair.
|Life expectancy:||13-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||low|