Even though the dog name is American Eskimo or Eskie this dog is native to Germany. It was brought to America by European sellers hundreds of years ago. It’s a cross between the German dog and the Splitz. The dog was originally called the German Splitz but its name was later changed to American Eskimo dog.
All Eskies are completely white or biscuit cream and are available in toy, miniature and standard size. Depending upon their size, its weight varies from 6-10 pounds, 10-20 pounds, and 25-35 pounds respectively. All Eskies typically live from 10-15 years. It loves playing in the snow; pet owners residing in cooler places can harbor it easily. It’s a better choice if you are a first-time pet owner as it always looks to please others.
Eskie is cleaver, kid-friendly, intelligent, invented the phrase eager to please, present a picture of beauty, always energetic, an entertainer, and joins in all family activities. Early socialization and puppy training classes are recommended recommend for all breeds. Fortunately, American Eskimo Dog is one that is among most trainable. An Eskies craves companionship and interaction with his owners. It’s a low –sensitivity dog, also called easygoing, tolerant, and resilient; which helps him for a better handle with noisy, chaotic household or louder owners. Eskies are a family dog, so don’t plan on leaving home alone for long periods at a time, or many develop separation anxiety.
The American Eskimo Dog is much similar to other small to mid-size breeds. Most breeds recommend the integration of dry and moist food so often since this sometimes leads to gastrointestinal discomfort leading to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. To prevent this symptom, better mix a new branch with old brands and introduce in a small amount over three days on average. This pattern of introduction also helps in prompt identification of allergens if your Eskie has any particular food. Some veterinaries have advised against avoidance of rawhide chews. Improper chewing leads to a chance lodge chews on the throat or digestive system that needs costly vet consultation for dealing with it. Avoid bone of chicken, turkey, and ham since it’s tiny and may be stuck in a narrow digestive canal. Better you can serve big bones which reduces the risk for a vet visit for any treatment and surgeries.
The American Eskimo Dog is a healthy breed. However, irresponsible breeding can make these dogs susceptible to hip knee and eye problems. Eskies can become overweight of proper diet and exercise routine is not monitored. Common genetic problems found are Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Luxating patella, hip dysplasia, Diabetes, Juvenile cataract, Legg Clave Perthness disease, allergies, tear-staining, and Robust Dogs in general.
Eskies come in white and biscuit white-colored, with a double coat. The undercoat is dense and the outer coat is longer, giving it an overall fluffy coat. One coat comprises a short dense undercoat and an outer coat. They not only provide warmth but some built-in longer air conditioning as well (trap air and cool them off). Even if it becomes hot do not shave them, it can damage the coat it makes them hotter if you trim their hair. Instead, you can do D Shutting treatment. Straight hair can be seen all over the dog.
Profound hair can be seen on his tail and neck Grooming with frequent brushing two or three times a week is advised to cut down on the amount of fur left around the house. Eskies fur is oily, which prevents dirt from adhering to it. This characteristic leads to putting dirt away simply by brushing out when fur is dry. Shower once every couple of two months is required. Frequent bathe leads to dry and irritated skin causing skin problems.
One thing to take into consideration is the environment. They are snow dogs and thrive in cold weather. If they get hot, they tend to shut down and not want to do anything. They might be happier in a place where it can be a little cooler.