Appearance - The
American Eskimo is a well balanced, typical model of a working type
Spitz dog, ranging in size from 11 to 19 inches. The body is well
balanced and proportioned, appearing neither clumsy nor racy. The
head is wedge-shaped, with erect triangular ears, and readily
distinguished black points (nose, lips, and eye rims). The American
Eskimo has a thick, white double coat. The chest, neck, and forepart
of the shoulders are typically covered with a lion-like mane. The
tail is richly plumed and carried over the back. With its alert,
smooth carriage, the American Eskimo presents a picture of natural
beauty, alertness, strength, and agility.
Characteristics - The American Eskimo is intelligent,
alert, and energetic. This breed is loyal and friendly, but can be
conservative with strangers. This breed is a guardian companion animal and must be socialized to enhance their attributes. They get along wonderfully with children and other pets as long as one takes the time to introduce them properly.