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The American Eskimo Dog, is a breed of companion dog originating in Germany. The American
Eskimo is a member of the Spitz family. Despite its name and appearance, the American Eskimo
dog is not from Alaska; as previously stated, the American Eskimo dog's heritage is traced back
to Northern Europe. The breed's progenitors were German Spitz, but due to anti-German
prejudice during the First World War, it was renamed "American Eskimo Dog". Although modern
American Eskimos have been exported as German Spitz Gross (or Mittel, depending on the
dog's height), the breed standards are actually significantly different. In addition to serving as a
watchdog and companion, the American Eskimo dog also achieved a high degree of popularity
in the 1930s and 1940s United States as a circus performer.

There are three size varieties of the American Eskimo breed, the toy, miniature and the
standard. They share a common resemblance with Japanese Spitz and Samoyed dog.
AMERICAN ESKIMO DOG
Among the most popular spitz breeds in America, this snow-white Nordic dog possesses a
most appealing personality and an unmistakably intelligent air. Whether Toy, Miniature or
Standard, the American Eskimo Dog makes an indelible impression on everyone he meets
with his solid white straight coat, standing off his athletic, compact frame, his perfect balance
and his characteristic Nordic features. To his family, he is friendly and protective, making a
reliable watchdog and a willing helpmate.

Illustrated with over 135 photographs in color, this comprehensive introductory guide
provides information on the breed’s origins in Europe and foundation in the US, and the
AKC and UKC breed standards, plus discussions on characteristics of the breed, feeding,
grooming, obedience training, preventative health care and more. For first-time owners, the
author’s chapters on puppy care and housebreaking will prove especially useful. Helpful
hints and important information are highlighted to provide easy access to everything the
reader needs to know about life with an American Eskimo from puppyhood to the senior
years.
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