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American Eskimo Dog
American Eskimo Dogs are likely descended from other northern dog breeds such as the Keeshond and the Pomeranian. American Eskimos come in toy, miniature, and standard sizes. Toys should stand a minimum of 9 inches at the shoulder, and they may be no higher than 12 inches at the shoulder. Miniatures should stand a minimum of over 12 inches at the shoulder, and they may be no higher than 15 inches at the shoulder. Standards should stand a minimum of over 15 inches at the shoulder, and they may be no higher than 19 inches at the shoulder. Their coats, which require a fair amount of attention, come in white or white with biscuit-cream. American Eskimo dogs are generally affectionate and alert, but poorly bred dogs can be overly shy or aggressive. They make good watchdogs, but can bark excessively.
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Potential Health Problems*
*Just because a condition is associated with a specific breed does not mean that all dogs of this breed will be affected. Likewise, a dog may be impacted by diseases and conditions not listed under his or her breed.