Saturday, August 21, 2010

The American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo Dog originated somewhere in the United States during the 20th century. It is unknown of exactly where, but many believe it was New York City. The American Eskimo Dog was once known as the German Spitz or the American Eskimo Spitz. They were the first breed of dog to walk a tightrope, and were very popular in the 1930’s and 1940’s as circus dogs.

The American Eskimo Dog is very intelligent, easy to train and very eager to please. They are very friendly, although are slightly unadventurous. The American Eskimo Dog is never overly shy or aggressive, making them great show dogs. Also, this breed does make an excellent watchdog, and do tend to announce the arrival of any stranger with a bark, but will not threaten to bite or attack. They are in addition are protective of their home and family.

The American Eskimo Dog is a wonderful companion dog. They show a representation of strength, agility, alertness and beauty.

There are three different sizes of the American Eskimo Dog: Toy, Miniature and Standard.

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