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American Eskimo Breeders Knoxville TN

The American Eskimo Dog is a smart and playful breed. The light colored coat is dense and fairly easy to maintain. Please read on to find out more about temperament, home breeding, brief history and fun facts about this amiable pet.

Officer on Doody
(865) 809-2937
P.O box 7315
Maryville, TN

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(865) 970-3489
219 Hamilton Crossing Drive
Alcoa, TN
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

River Dog Bakery
(865) 691-7979
7741 S Northshore Dr Ste 104
Knoxville, TN

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Pet Care Warehouse Of Tennessee
(865) 938-4430
6704 Clinton Hwy
Knoxville, TN

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Pet Planet
(865) 977-7889
137 Foothills Mall
Maryville, TN

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(865) 691-2194
214 Morrell Rd
Knoxville, TN
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Critter Barn
(865) 546-5465
209 N Concord St
Knoxville, TN

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Coral Reef The
(865) 588-0303
6537 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN

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Powell Pet Food & Supply
(865) 947-0185
2309 W Emory Rd
Powell, TN

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Maryville Exotic Pets
(865) 983-4221
751 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN

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American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo Dog is a smart and playful breed. The light colored coat is dense and fairly easy to maintain.

Physical Characteristics

  • Three sizes: toy, miniature, standard
  • Black lips, nose and eye rims
  • Eyes are dark to medium brown
  • Deep, broad chest
  • Tail is carried loosely on back
  • Coat: Dense white or biscuit-colored fur
  • Height: toy, 9-12 inches; miniature, 12.5-15 inches; standard, 15.5-19 inches
  • Weight: toy, 6-10 pounds; miniature, 10-20 pounds; standard, 18-35 pounds
  • Average lifespan: 12-14 years


  • Smart, friendly, alert, affectionate, playful, fast learner
  • Interaction with people: Wary of strangers, but warms up quickly. Good with children.
  • Interaction with animals: Good with small pets
  • Training: Easily trained; needs early socialization to prevent aggression
  • Protection: Good watchdog; protective of home and family

At Home

  • OK for apartments with sufficient exercise
  • Needs small yard


  • Average shedder
  • Coat repels dirt and is easy to maintain

Brief History

  • Originated in the U.S.
  • A member of the spitz, or Nordic, family
  • Used in circus acts in the late 1800s
  • Name changed from "American Spitz" to "American Eskimo" in 1917

Fido's Facts

  • Nicknamed the "Eskie"
  • Not a descendent of working Eskimo dogs
  • Talents include narcotics detection, competitive obedience and performing tricks

Medical Conditions

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Ophthalmic disorders (including cataracts and progressive retin...

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