American Eskimo Dog Association Of Washington

Established July 1990


 Our Mission Statement

This mission 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 Washington is:

A) To influence the breeding of a better and finer purebred American Eskimo Dog as recognized by the breed standards of the UKC., Inc.

B) To promote the breed and increase its popularity.

C) To educate and make known to the public the high standards of the registered American Eskimo breed.

D) To promote activity and the interest in our breed.

E) To accomplish a better breeding practice.

F) To conduct UKC. sanctioned and licensed shows.

The Breed Standard

The 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 the back.

UKC 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"

The 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.

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