Family: spitz, Northern (companion)
Area of origin: United States
Original function: companion, performer
Average size of male: Ht: 15-19, Wt: 20-40
Average size of female: Ht: 15-19, Wt: 20-40
Other names: none
American Eskimo Dog Temperament
The American Eskimo is bright, eager to please, lively and fun-loving in short, an enjoyable and generally obedient companion. True to the Spitz heritage, he is independent and tenacious and loves to run, especially in cold weather. But he is among the most biddable of Spitz breeds, and is calm and well-mannered inside. He is good with children, other dogs, and pets and is generally outgoing to everyone.