With his fluffy white coat and bouncy personality, the American Eskimo Dog is truly "the dog beautiful."
Height: Toy, 9 to 12 inches at shoulder; Miniature, 12 to 15 inches at shoulder; Standard, 15 to 19 inches at shoulder Weight: Toy, about 10 pounds; Miniature, 20 pounds; Standard, 30 pounds Coat: dense and fluffy Life span: 12 to 15 years Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Called "the dog beautiful" by his admirers, the American Eskimo Dog, or "Eskie," is a striking fellow with his white coat, sweet expression, and black eyes. He's a Nordic breed, a member of the Spitz family. Eskies are lively, active companion dogs who love to entertain and join in on all family activities. They are outgoing and friendly with family and friends, but reserved with strangers. Although the Eskie is a small dog--10 to 30 pounds--he has a big-dog attitude.