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American Eskimo Dogs

Also referred to as Eskies

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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American Eskimo Dog

All About the American Eskimo Dog

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Average Height & Weight

The American Eskimo Dog is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 15 to 19 inches.

Weight: 20 to 40 pounds.

Females – Height: 15 to 19 inches.

Weight: 20 to 40 pounds.

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American Eskimo Dog


Typical Coloring

American Eskimo Dogs are commonly white.





American Eskimo Dogs are friendly, well-mannered dogs. They are very protective of their families and make great watchdogs. Intelligent and quick to pick up new things, they have an admirable spirit but are also surprisingly calm when indoors.




Activity Level

American Eskimo Dogs are a medium-energy breed with moderate exercise requirements!

The larger dogs require a long walk or jog each day, while smaller ones are satisfied by a shorter walk or even a game in the backyard.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

American Eskimo Dogs are a generally healthy breed. Their most common health concern is patellar luxation.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

American Eskimo Dogs have a low tolerance for hot climates and a high tolerance for cold climates.



American Eskimo Dog


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

American Eskimo Dogs are a terrific family dog. They are very good with children, other dogs and other household pets.




Fun Facts  


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