The American Eskimo dog, sometimes known as the “Short-legged Eskimo” is very popular in the United States and Canada. Despite its small stature, it is a highly intelligent dog and very trainable, making it a top choice for anyone looking for a small dog to accompany them in the backyard or on walks.
The American Eskimo dog’s ancestry has always been Native American. This dog’s appearance is that of a cross between an American Eskimo and a Yorkshire Terrier, with a short coat of short-breadths and long-coats. Their unique hairstyle results in the unfortunate occurrence that they almost always have hair between their toes. The American Eskimo dog has never been a huge seller however, it is known for being one of the most trainable dog breeds.
Many places are known to have American Eskimo dogs, and they are readily available through some dealers. In addition, it is very easy to find them in pet stores, or at the groomers. You may find them at the groomers if you ask nicely.
There are currently three different grades of American Eskimo dogs, or “sexes”.
The first is the “Standard” American Eskimo dog. This is also known as the “adult” American Eskimo dog or “bulldog” dogs, due to its size. This dog’s head is quite long and with a large set of the muzzle. Its gait is slow and easy.
The second grade is the “Small” American Eskimo dogs or “bulldog” dogs. It is the equivalent of a chihuahua in size. Their gait is fast and energetic.
The third grade is the “Tall” American Eskimo dogs or “bulldog” dogs. These dogs are a combination of a chihuahua and a miniature poodle. Their legs are rather stubby and their head is larger, reaching only to the point of their tail. Their gait is very slow and heavy.
These three grades of American Eskimo dogs are very easy to tell apart. You will be able to tell the difference between the “short-legged” American Eskimo dogs by the way that they walk. They have a long stride with a short heel. The “standard” American Eskimo dogs walk with a long stride with a high heel, and are very easy to teach. The “small” American Eskimo dogs have a short stride with a high heel. They are quite challenging to train.
Size and weight are two other clues. The “bulldog” dogs weigh from 25 to 70 pounds. Their height at the shoulder is 13 to 16 inches. Their weight is around 20 to 30 pounds; these dogs are small, but with very large heads. Their muzzle is quite long, and their tail is fairly heavy. They are slow.
The differences between the three American Eskimo dogs’ grades are only visual. There is no tangible difference in temperament. There is no such thing as a “teacher dog” that is easier to train than another. All dogs are easy to train. They are all very high-energy dogs. All three grades of American Eskimo dogs are easy to train.