American Eskimo Dog (Miniature)

Also Called: American Eskimo Dog (Miniature)

American Eskimo Dog (Miniature)
Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Significant
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Average
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding Medium

The American Eskimo Dog (Miniature) is a small, spitz-type breed of dog developed and originally used as a circus performer. This lively, intelligent breed is the smallest of the Eskie family, weighing 15 to 30 pounds and standing 12 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder. The Miniature Eskimo Dog is known for its bright personality and deep devotion to its family.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Non-Sporting
  • Life Span: 12-14 years
  • Height: Small
  • Weight: 15-30lbs
  • Coat: Long or Medium
  • Coat Colors: White,Cream,Tan
  • Litter Size: 2-5
  • Family: Spitz/Nordic Breeds
  • Hypoallergenic: false
  • Recognition: AKC
  • Size: Small

Training and Care

The American Eskimo Dog (Miniature) is a fairly easy to train breed with its strong work ethic and eagerness to please its family. They enjoy being part of activities and need positive reinforcement to get the best out of them. To be successful, owners must be consistent and be prepared to commit a lot of time and effort to training.

Diet and Nutrition

The American Eskimo Dog (Miniature) should be fed a high quality, balanced diet tailored to its individual needs. This diet should consist of proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. Generally, this breed needs about 1-1/2 to 2 cups of food a day, which should be divided into two meals.

Health Problems

The American Eskimo Dog (Miniature) is a generally healthy breed. However, they are prone to certain health problems, including patellar luxation, thyroid issues, and dental problems. Due to their small size, they may have trouble with cold temperatures and should be kept out of the harsh elements. Regular vet checkups are recommended to help detect any health problems early on.

Breed History

The American Eskimo Dog (Miniature) is a spunky, intelligent breed that was originally bred as a farm dog in Japan. It was later exported to the United States, where it became popular for its role as a circus performer. The breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in April 2008.

Where to Buy or Adopt

American Eskimo Dog (Miniature) puppies are available from a variety of reputable breeders online. The average price for a Miniature Eskimo Dog puppy ranges between $800 to $1500, depending on the bloodline, location of the breeder, and other factors. Adopting an adult Eskie from a rescue or shelter can cost between $200 to $500.

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