American Eskimo Dogs 2014 Wall Calendar
Dogs understand your moods and
your thoughts, and if you are thinking unpleasant things about your dog, he will
pick it up and be downhearted.
- Barbara Woodhouse, Irish author /dog trainer
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The American Eskimo Dog,
or Eskie is a member of the Spitz group, one of the most ancient of the
They are descendants of the White German Spitz dogs who date
from the late Stone Age.
Around the time of the First World War, the name
was changed to American Eskimo Dog as a reaction to the tense political
From their earliest times, these dogs have been guardians of
human settlements against unwelcome animals and people.
The word "spitz"
is German and means "sharp point". It refers to the shape of the
muzzle. The Eskie has the typical pointed face of the Spitz family. The Miniature is the middle-sized of the three types of American
Eskimo Dog and stands between 12 and 15 inches high at the shoulder. He
has a thick, fluffy, white, double coat and carries his tail curled up
over his back. In the Spring, this dog doesn't just shed, he "blows coat"! The Eskie's coat
has a natural oil that repels dirt, and he has no body odor. The
Eskie is a clean living dog and is even known to wash his face like a
Specifically bred to guard people and
property, the Eskie is territorial. Accustomed to eating and sleeping
close to his people, this dog bonds very closely with his family and is
happiest when in the family circle. The Eskie is noted for being gentle and playful with
children. He is not an dog to be left alone for
long periods. A lovable and friendly dog of high intelligence, the Eskie is easy to train and has been used in rodeos and circuses where their eager-to-please
personalities were popular with the crowds.
A lively, eager dog, the Eskie has a
high activity level and requires regular exercise which should include
long walks. He also enjoys active play and some rough housing. Properly
trained and socialized, the Eskie is good with children and other pets.