American Eskimo Spitz is an excellent pet. His ancestor is the German Spitz, who came to America in 1913. He quickly became a popular domestic dog, especially by the end of the 40s. Erase the description of the breed and photos. Learn the details of care, what is his nature.
American Eskimo Spitz: characteristics
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Appearance: height, weight
There are three types of this breed, which differ in size. The smallest Eskimo spitzs of the same type reach a height at the withers of up to 30 cm and weigh no more than 4.5 kg. Miniature dogs grow from 30 to 38 cm and weigh up to 9 kg. Standard spitz is the largest. Their growth is up to 48 cm and weight reaches 16 kg.
American Spitz is a strong dog with an elongated body and a muzzle that looks like a fox. The pride of this breed is its soft, thick, long coat. It is of three colors: snow-white, gentle-light-brown or cream. On the chest and neck, the hair forms a magnificent collar. A magnificent tail is thrown on the back. This coat is waterproof and warms the dog well.
Also, the distinguishing feature of Spitz is the small ears, covered with thick wool.
The nature of the American Spitz
The character of this breed is playful and kind, but the character is rather complaisant. They are cheerful and quick-witted, faithful and not at all aggressive. Eskimo Spitz is one of the most obedient and disciplined species of Spitz . She is resolute and independent, like many Spitz.
The American Spitz is very well trained and can participate in various dog competitions. They have been performing in the circus for a long time.
However, the choice of such a breed will not be best for houses with other animals, including dogs, as well as young children.
To unfamiliar people Spitz are wary and even with fear. That the dog is not afraid of people, it needs to be socialized as early as possible. This is a necessary condition for breeding.
American Eskimo Spitz loves to frolic in the snow, so it's worthwhile for such a dog to arrange snowy activities more often.
Maintenance and care
Despite the fact that this breed is not afraid of frosts, it is better to keep it in the house. She is very attached to the whole family and misses being in the cage.
The main concern in caring for the Spitz is cleaning his luxurious coat. It consists of two layers of wool: a dense undercoat and a long straight straight coat of wool.
Moulting in Eskimo Spitz passes a medium intensity, twice a year.
Wool must be combed at least twice a week with a bristled brush. During the seasonal moult, a daily combing is required. This breed does not need a haircut. That the wool does not fall down, it can be cut only between the fingers.
It is also necessary to remove fleas every three months so that the dog does not have dermatitis .
Bathing an American Eskimo Spitz can only be in case of great need, because he has very thin and dry skin. Also characteristic diseases for the Spitz are progressive atrophy of the retina and cataract .
To the dog does not become fat, it is necessary for her to regularly organize active walks and training. The duration of exercise depends on the size of the dog. For example, the largest dog of the esky requires a fairly long walk, or even a quick run. Dogs such as the one and the mini have a fairly regular short walk with the game in the yard.
The life span of the American Spitz is about 12-14 years. Unfortunately, the health of these dogs is not particularly strong. Not infrequently they encounter such a problem as dysplasia of the hip joints, as well as displacement of the hip joint and knee joint. It can be congenital or acquired as a result of malnutrition. Blue-eyed spitzes quite often go blind. To determine the health problems of a dog in time, it is necessary to regularly examine her knee and hip joints, as well as blood and eyes.
Price of the puppy
A small Eskimo Spitz costs from 500 to 1000 dollars , depending on the parents, exhibition and breeding prospects of the puppy.