Jesus, don't shave me, please.
Call me a German Spitz, before immigrating to America. Now I perform in the circus. Anything to grab your attention.
Well, that's what's a companion's for. Making you laugh and giving you that fussy, warm and cosy feeling
Vote for me!
Adore my high intelligence and inquisitive nature, that's why I will love to "investigate". If I find something very interesting I will often want you, owner, or handler, to investigate as well, and will at times, not let the "matter" go until you comply.
I will often find the problem and call you. When it comes to children, for instance, if a baby or child is crying, I will want you to see what the problem is and will not stop "worrying" until you do.
I being so "tuned in". The one characteristics that makes me a desirable breed around children and elderly folks.
The American Eskimo Dog, a loving companion dog, presents a
picture of strength and agility, alertness and beauty. It is a small to
medium-size Nordic type dog, always white, or white with biscuit
cream. The American Eskimo Dog is compactly built and well
balanced, with good substance, and an alert smooth gait. The face is
Nordic type with erect triangular shaped ears and distinctive black
points (lips. nose. and eye rims). The white double coat consists of a
short, dense undercoat, with a longer guard hair growing through it
forming the outer coat, which is straight with no curl or wave. The
coat is thicker and longer around the neck and chest forming a lionlike
ruff, which is more noticeable on dogs than on bitches. The rump
and hind legs down to the hocks are also covered with thicker, longer
hair forming the characteristic breeches. The richly plumed tail is
carried loosely on the back.
The American Eskimo Dog is intelligent, alert, and friendly, although
slightly conservative. It is never overly shy nor aggressive, and such
dogs are to be severely penalized in the show ring. At home it is an
excellent watchdog, sounding a warning bark to announce the arrival
of any stranger. It is protective of its home and family, although It
does not threaten to bite or attack people. The American Eskimo Dog
learns new tasks quickly and is eager to please.
Size, Proportion, Substance
Size: there are three separate size divisions of the American Eskimo
Dog (all measurements are heights at withers)
Toy: 9 inches (23 cm) to and including 12 inches (30.5 cm).
Miniature: over 12 inches (30.5 cm) to and including 15 inches (38 cm).
Standard: over 15 inches (38 cm) to and including 19 inches (48 cm).
There is no preference for size within each division.
Proportion: length of back from point of shoulder to point of
buttocks is slightly greater than height at withers, an approximate 1.1
to 1 ratio.
the American Eskimo Dog is strong and compactly built
with adequate bone.
Coat & Colour
Coat: the American Eskimo Dog has a stand-off, double coat consisting
of a dense undercoat and a longer coat of guard hair growing through it
to form the outer coat. It is straight with no curl or wave. There is a
pronounced ruff around the neck which is more noticeable on dogs than
bitches. Outer part of the ear should be well covered with short, smooth
hair, with longer tufts of hair growing in front of ear openings. Hair on
muzzle should be short and smooth. The backs of the front legs should
be well feathered, as are the rear legs down to the hock. The tail is
covered profusely with long hair. THERE IS TO BE NO TRIMMING
OF THE WHISKERS OR BODY COAT AND SUCH TRIMMING
WILL BE SEVERELY PENALIZED. The only permissible trimming
is to neaten the feet and the backs of the rear pasterns.
Color: pure white is the preferred color, although white with biscuit
cream is permissible. Presence of biscuit cream should not outweigh
consideration of type, structure, or temperament. The skin of the
American Eskimo Dog is pink -or gray.
Expression is keen, intelligent, and alert. Eyes: are not fully round,
but slightly oval. They should be set well apart, and not slanted,
prominent or bulging. Tear stain, unless severe, is not to be faulted.
Presence of tear stain should not outweigh consideration of type,
structure, or temperament. Dark to medium brown is the preferred
eye color. Eye rims are black to dark brown. Eyelashes are white.
Ears: should conform to head size and be triangular, slightly blunttipped,
held erect, set on high yet well apart and blend softly with the
head. Skull: is slightly crowned and softly wedge-shaped, with widest
breadth between the ears. The stop is well defined, although not
abrupt. The muzzle is broad, with length not exceeding the length of
the skull although it may be slightly shorter. Nose pigment is black to
dark brown. Lips are thin and tight, black to dark brown in color. The
jaw should be strong with a full complement of close fitting teeth. The
bite is scissors, or pincer.
The neck is carried proudly erect, well set on medium in length and in
a strong, graceful arch.
Forequarters are well angulated. The shoulder is firmly set and has
adequate muscle but is not overdeveloped. The shoulder blades are
well laid back and slant 45° with the horizontal. At the point of
shoulder the shoulder blade forms an approximate right angle with the
upper arm. The legs are parallel and straight to the pasterns. The
pasterns are strong and flexible with a slant of about 20°: Length of
leg in proportion to the body. Dewclaws on the front legs may be
removed at the owner's discretion: if present, they are not to be
faulted. Feet are oval, compact, tightly knit and well padded with hair.
Toes are well arched. Pads are black to dark brown, tough and deeply
cushioned. Toenails are white.
The topline is level. The body of the American Eskimo Dog is strong
and compact, but not cobby. The chest is deep and broad with wellsprung
ribs. Depth of chest extends approximately to point of elbows.
Slight tuck-up of belly just behind the ribs. The back is straight,
broad, level, and muscular. The loin is strong and well-muscled. The
American Eskimo Dog is neither too long nor too short coupled.
Hindquarters are well angulated. The lay of the pelvis is
approximately 30° to the horizontal. The upper thighs are well
developed. Stifles are well bent. Hock joints are well let down and
firm. The rear pasterns are straight. Legs are parallel from the rear
and turn neither in nor out. Feet are as described for the front legs.
Dewclaws are not present on the hind legs.
The tail is set moderately high and reaches approximately to the point
of hock when down. It is carried loosely on the back, although it may
be dropped when at rest.
The American Eskimo Dog shall trot, not pace. The gait is agile, bold,
well balanced, and frictionless, with good forequarter reach and good
hindquarter drive. As speed increases, the American Eskimo Dog will
single track with the legs converging toward the center line of gravity
while the back remains firm, strong, and level.