AMERICAN ESKIMO DOGS
Our dogs live in a "Healthy Home". No synthetic chemical cleaners of any kind are used. We never expose our dogs to flea/tick "dips". We use a natural pyrethrin outdoor spray on the outer perimeter (beyond their play area) as a tick barrier. Their house is electromagnetically balanced by the EF5000 unit which neutralizes harmful electromagnetic wave patterns emanating from all household and office appliances. We use full spectrum lighting (with the color spectrum of the sun) and the Living Air XL-15 Ozonator to eliminate bacteria, viruses, molds and freshen and purify the air.
We screen our dogs for eye diseases using CERF Ophthalmalogic exams and Optigen for Genetic Testing. We also screen for Hip Dysplasia (OFA-Orthopedic Foundation for Animals). Health care is primarily Holistic. This includes Classical Homeopathy, Advanced Chiropractic techniques, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Reiki, T Touch and Applied Kinesiology - as needed.
As life long animal lovers our care taking and training experience goes back over 40 years. We train our Eskies in Basic Obedience and Agility and they also work with us as Therapy Dogs. All pups are socialized to household events and temperament tested at 7 weeks old. Particular attention is paid to ensure they are happy, well adjusted and sound physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We place particular emphasis on correct movement and temperament both of which are noted health indicators.
We also look for powerful broad jaws, broad skull, a muzzle long enough to bring down and hold onto prey and smaller erect ears true to Northern animals. A heavy standoff double coat and thick full manes are also emphasized. These are characteristic of the hardy ancestral American Eskimo Dog.
chose the Standard American Eskimo Dog due to its history
of longevity, low incidence of inheritable diseases, and
having spent much of my childhood in Germany I have fond memories of
Great White Spitz. Especially their thick sparking white coats and eye
catching black points which are so like our Eskies.
I serve as Vice President and have headed the Awards and Education Committee for years for our local AKC Club the "American Eskimo Dog Fanciers Club of Greater Philadelphia". I have also published many articles in our quarterly newsletter "Eskie Encounters", since 2001.
SOME OF OUR DOGS ARE FOUND IN THE FOLLOWING BOOKS:
The New American Eskimo Book has a front cover photo of Manishka's mother Marushka (bottom right), and centered is a photo of Thunder, Thor's Great Grandfather.
Natur Kennels is featured in the American Eskimo Dog Champions book 1995-2001. On Pages 7-9 you will find more information about our natural rearing and more photos. AKC CH Wrights Manishka is featured as Top Producing Dam for 2001 on page 70.
SOME OF OUR DOGS ARE FOUND IN THE FOLLOWING CALENDARS:
PHOTOS OF OUR DOGS AND DOGS IN OUR BLOODLINES
Some of the dogs found in our bloodlines:
AKC CH Pikatti Dutch's Triple Crown
CH/UKC GR.CH. Prince of Thieves