statement is presented as an
information guide for breeders, potential breeders, owners and
exhibitors of American Eskimo Dogs, whose foremost aims should be the
welfare and improvement of the breed. The Constitution of the American
Eskimo Dog Association of Washington state in Article II, Section 1
that the object and purpose of the American Eskimo Dog Association of
A) To influence the breeding of a better
finer purebred American Eskimo Dog as recognized by the breed standards
of the UKC., Inc.
B) To promote the breed and increase its
C) To educate and make known to the
high standards of the registered American Eskimo breed.
D) To promote activity and the interest
E) To accomplish a better breeding
F) To conduct UKC. sanctioned and
American Eskimo Dog...nicknamed "The Eskie", is a Nordic breed that is
always white in color or with biscuit cream. A descendent of the White
German Spitz, the American Eskimo Dog is a loving companion animal. It
presents a picture of strength and agility, alertness and beauty. It is
a small to medium size animal compactly built, well balanced, and
alert, with a smooth gait. The face is Nordic type with erect
triangular shaped ears, with distinctive black points (lips, nose, and
eye rims). The white double coat consists of a short, dense undercoat,
with a longer guard hair growing through it forming the outer coat.,
which is straight with no curl or wave. The coat is thicker and longer
around the neck and chest forming a lion-like ruff, which is more
noticeable on dogs than on bitches. The rump and hind legs down to the
hocks are also covered with thicker, longer hair forming the
characteristic breeches. The richly plumed tail is carried loosely on
acknowledges two sizes of American Eskimos, Standard and Miniatures.
AKC acknowledges an additional Toy size. They all carry the same unique
traits of the breed they call "The Dog Beautiful"
American Eskimo Dog has been recognized by the United Kennel Club from
the turn of the century. The American Eskimo Dog was accepted into the
American Kennel Club in 1993 and given Non-Sporting Group status
becoming eligible for full AKC recognition on July 1, 1995.