Hi, all! It’s Milky again.
Sparky and I are American Eskimo dogs.
I thought that was obvious, but some times things
are not as obvious as we think. Recently, our friends
asked, “What are you?” or “What kinds are you?”.
So here in this post, I, Milky, will tell you
American Eskimo Top 9 Things You Didn’t Care To Know.
But now you do!!
What is American Eskimo?
I am told our ancestors are from Germany, even though
the name has “American”.
The following quote tells you more than you wanted
to know about us, American Eskimo dogs!
The American Eskimo Dog is a breed of companion dog originating in Germany. The American Eskimo is a member of the Spitz family.
What is not well known is that there are “black” color
American Eskimo dogs, though majority of
American Eskimo dogs are white with or without
some brown/beige colors in them.
I am sure “black” color ones are easier to detect in snow
than I am!
I can easily hide in the snow, and our owner won’t know about me!
American Eskimo Puppies For Sale
Sparky and I met our current owner when we were mere 9
That was the best thing that happened to us! 😺😻😸
We were so cute and our owner couldn’t say “no”, not to buy
us from our original owner.
One thing you may notice about us is that we get
anxious around strangers.
Obviously, this tendency increases when we grow older.
When Sparky now sees strangers, he can be barking all
over the place. That’s because Sparky thinks he needs
to protect me and our house.
For this reason, new buyers may consider getting our
fellow American Eskimo dogs when they are relatively
small around 3 months. By this time, we are strong
enough and curious enough to get to know other
environments, and enjoy new life.
We know we are very cute and others are the same.
New buyers just can’t say “No” to us!!
Some of readers may well be looking to buy
American Eskimo puppies.
To find our fellow American Eskimo dog puppies,
the following sites may help:
Petfinder for American eskimo breeds…we did that for our second one, and there are a lot of rescues that post with them.
American Eskimo Puppy Price
Our original owner had our American Eskimo mom and dad,
and Sparky and I were born as part of 6 sibling puppies.
We had 4 girl sibling and 2 boy sibling in total.
Our owner realized he wouldn’t be able to take care of
all of our 6 siblings, and decided to sell us on Craig’s List.
Our owner was not really a professional breeder.
He just happened to have our parents and we were just born.
Sparky and I were original priced at $600/each.
In the end, our current owner got some discount since
she got us 2 at the same time!
I am so glad Sparky came with me because if I were alone,
I don’t know how I would have behaved, and I may feel
lonely not being able to play with others.
Sparky makes me a good company. He is a very nice brother for me.
These individual non-professional owner selling price
may be considered relatively low. Professional breeders
may charge as much as $2,000/each.
Wherever you get dogs from, make sure to obtain the latest shot
records as we need to be vaccinated from time to time.
Other on-going costs include:
– Dog food (varies)
– Regular shots (varies, initial shots in the first year could cost around $100 total, after that may cost something like $30/yr)
– Neuterded/Spayed (varies, around $250/each)
– Dog imprint license $80
Toy American Eskimo Dog
When we were 9 weeks old (that’s the time our current
owner got us), we were about 7 lbs each.
Our owner was able to carry both Sparky and me
at the same time with her arms.
Sparky and I were hungry and we were eating a lot, and
soon, we were becoming pretty big.
The pictures you see on this site or in our instagram is still
when were fairly small.
American Eskimo dogs are typically categorized in 3 sizes as below:
Toy: 9 – 12 inches (23 – 30 cm) 6 – 10 pounds (2.4 – 4.5 kg)
Miniature: over 12 (30 cm) up to 15 inches (38 cm) 10 – 20 pounds (4.5 – 9 kg)
Standard: over 15 inches (38 cm) up to 19 inches (48 cm) 18 – 35 pounds (8kg – 16kg) http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americaneskimo.htm
It turns out Sparky and I are “Standard” size!
That means we will still grow bigger soon!!
If you like much smaller American Eskimo dogs,
you may want to look for “Toy” size.
Canadian Eskimo Dog
Though we may look alike, Canadian Eskimo Dog breeds
are one of the oldest pure North American breeds.
They are also adorable like us, American Eskimo dogs!!
Their colors may vary with white, black, brown, some mixed, etc.
The following site will give you more than you wanted to know!
The Canadian Eskimo Dog is an Arctic breed of working dog (Canis lupus familiaris), which is often considered to be one of North America‘s oldest and rarest remaining purebred indigenous domestic canines.
American Eskimo Dog Shedding
Sparky and I shed a little, and there are some conflicting
reports on hypoallergenic traits on us, American Eskimo.
Some say we are hypoallergenic while others say otherwise.
Shedding is probably not too bad so far, but there are some.
You do need to brush us often like twice a week at least (We do daily).
We have not yet experienced Spring, and we hear we shed
the worst in Spring time. We will be able to tell soon.
Our owner also clean the floor often with sweeper for dog hair.
Today, our owner cleaned the central vacuum tank, and it had
a lot of our hairs!
Whether the readers may experience allergic reactions
to our hair or not can be potentially found easily if you go to
a local American Eskimo Rescue shop or humane society.
Try to play with American Eskimos and try to get their hair
on your clothing, etc. and see if this action bothers you.
What Sparky and I can tell you is that we were initially
worried one of our owners’ allergy might get worse.
He was sneezing often in the house before we even got there.
It seems his allergic reaction got “better” after we moved in
because he doesn’t sneeze as often as before. 😜
See, Sparky and I may be bringing a lot of allergens from
outside to our house inside, and my owner may have gotten
used to it in which case Sparky and I may have helped him
be stronger on his immune system.
Lots of vacuuming, dusting, well-ventilated rooms. I can handle cats so long as I get enough air, but in a tiny apartment there’s no way.
American Eskimo Dog Temperament
We, American Eskimo dogs, are intelligent, protective and friendly.
If you teach tricks, s/he will learn very quickly in a matter of days
even when s/he is very small like 10 weeks.
We are protective against outside family members. When Sparky
was still at 10 weeks, he was barking at strangers yet with some
distance from them. He was also making jumping moves to
strangers, but never attacked.
To family members, we are very friendly and are always around them.
We do bark from time to time when meeting other dogs and strangers,
but you can also train us not to bark on occasions that we shouldn’t.
Also, we need a lot of exercises. You need to take us to walk often.
When you don’t, then we will show frustrations by barking more or
chewing more items in the house. We do need bully sticks, see our
other pics or our site for details.
Sparky and I were surprised to hear this!
Our vet told us that they are capable of learning up to 500 different words.
American Eskimo Vs Samoyed
Samoyed almost look like us, and they are also adorable, too.
Samoyed dogs can be also surely a good companion for you.
Do you want to know our differences?
Check here. This information is helpful.
Shedding: The Samoyed sheds more. Shedding is a normal process to naturally lose old or damaged hair. Some owners might not find it desirable to find dog hair in their cars and homes.
Training: Training the Samoyed will be easier, and will be great for first-time owners or owners who like dogs willing to obey and listen well quickly. Owners will need more patience and perseverance to train the American Eskimo Dog and might need to seek out obedience schools.
Adaptability: The Samoyed has better adaptability. It can better respond and alter itself to its environment. It is more accommodating with regards to apartment living.
American Eskimo Mix
Sparky and I are pure American Eskimo dogs, and I didn’t realize
there are so many well know American Eskimo Mix breeds available.
They are also very cute and can be a good companion for you.
We especially like the following American Eskimo Mix breeds,
but you should take a look at this site and choose your own!
Thank you for reading until the end, and congratulations!
You are officially the expert on American Eskimo!!