Category: Non Sporting Dogs
Facts about American Eskimo Dogs, "Scientific name for American Eskimo Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Blessed with fluffy white coat and a lively personality, the American Eskimo Dog is considered a the truly beautiful dog.
American Eskimo Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
Facts a American Eskimo Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. American Eskimo Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the American Eskimo Dogs eye protected and moist. American Eskimo Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
Nicknamed as “Eskie”, the breed is a charming fellow with its sweet expression, white body and black eyes. It is a Nordic breed and belongs to the Spitz family. The American Eskimo Dog is a lively, active and participating breed that loves to be around humans. The American Eskimo Dog loves to entertain and going out. However, their mingling nature is limited to strangers. The Eskie may be a small dog weighing between 10-30 pounds, it has a big dog attitude.
Weight and Height
The American Eskimo Toy Dog average height is 9 to 12 inches (22.8 to 30.4 cm) and the average weight 6 to 10 pounds (2.7 to 4.5 kg). The American Eskimo Miniature Dog average is 12 to 15 inches (30.4 to 38 cm) and the average weight is 10 to 20 pounds (4.5 to 9 kg). The Standard American Eskimo Dog is 15 to 19 inches (38 to 48.2 cm) and 18 to 35 pounds (8.1 to 15.8 kg).
The American Eskimo Dog is one of the happy, and intelligent dog breeds. So the aspired Eskie owner should have enough time to get it involved in several activities and lots of walks or back yard fun. The American Eskimo Dog show awkward behavior, excessive barking and other annoying activities when bored.
American Eskimo Dog develops separation anxiety when left alone in the house for long periods. American Eskimo Dog shouldn’t be trusted with smaller pets such as birds and hamsters as they are likely to chase these small pets down whenever they get a chance. This behavior is seen in well trained and socialized Eskies too.
American Eskimo Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. Facts a Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. American Eskimo Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Even the American Eskimo Dog can live in any environmental condition; the American Eskimo Dog prefers cold climates. They love to run and jump in the snow which the American Eskimo Dog can do for hours. Some of them also enjoy water play. So if you stay in a hotter region and have plans to own one of the American Eskimo Dog, it would be better you have a swimming place for the dog itself.
1 1/2 cups of high quality dog food, divided into two meals can be fed to the American Eskimo Dog, during the day and night.
If purchasing a American Eskimo Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The American Eskimo Dog Belongs to the Non-Sporting Group and in 1994 it was recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. American Eskimo Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult American Eskimo Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female American Eskimo Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. American Eskimo Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female American Eskimo Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
The number one heath problems amongst American Eskimo Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that American Eskimo Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.Some of the health problems that might happen in the Juvenile Cataracts, (PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease and Canine Hip Dysplasia.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
American Eskimo Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. Facts a American Eskimo Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A American Eskimo Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a American Eskimo Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A American Eskimo Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A American Eskimo Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
American Eskimo Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.