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American Eskimo Dog Characteristics

The American Eskimo Dog, or "Eskie" as they are lovingly referred to, is a non-sporting breed that comes in standard, miniature, and toy sizes. These absolutely adorable and beautiful dogs are easily trained and very eager to please.  As a result, they fit in with most families and are also very social with other animals.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Accommodating

Though commonly confused for a mini version of the Samoyed breed, the American Eskimo breed is much newer and was bred to be an all-around work dog. Originally from Germany, these dogs were brought over in the 1800s and known as the "German Spitz." The easiest way to tell the breeds apart is their size; the American Eskimo is almost always smaller, with the largest versions of the breed nearly matching the smallest examples of the Samoyed.
 
While the toy variety only stands around 9 inches at the shoulder, the standard Eskie can stand around 19 inches tall. Commonly seen in all white or biscuit-colored coats, the friendly temperament and variety of sizes make the American Eskimo a popular choice for those living in apartments or small spaces. Make sure you provide these free-thinking dogs with obedience training and early socialization to ensure they don’t run the house for you!
 
They are very smart and train well, and can be agile with tricks and athletic abilities. They’re sweet, friendly, and extremely affectionate with their families and friends, but might be a bit shy around strangers. Since they’re active and intelligent, it’s a good idea to give them daily exercise and new activities on a regular basis.
 

How dog-friendly is North Dakota?

We’ve found that different studies rank North Dakota quite differently on dog-friendly factors. The state does a great job with some aspects of pet accommodations and services. The main area of improvement for North Dakota is in its animal welfare laws. Let’s look at two leading studies to understand the state’s rankings.


An animal welfare group called Pawsafe releases a ranking of all 50 states according to several pet-friendly factors. Pawsafe ranks North Dakota 45th of all the states. It’s a pretty tough ranking. As we mentioned the main issue is that North Dakota does not score well for laws against animal cruelty like pet abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards.


Safewise conducts another study looking even more closely at safety for pets and their human friends. They actually give North Dakota a much better ranking, listing the state as the 21st most pet-friendly in the country. 


If we take the two studies together, North Dakota still ranks somewhere in the middle compared to other states. 

A few more facts for dog-lovers in North Dakota

BringFido lists North Dakota as a somewhat pet-friendly travel destination with over 200 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels. The site also lists the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Scandinavian Heritage Park as popular dog-friendly attractions.


North Dakotans love dogs! Forty-four percent of North Dakota residents own a dog. This is above the national dog ownership rate of 40%. 


What kinds of dogs do North Dakotans love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in North Dakota are Labradors, Retrievers, and German Shepherds. Other popular breeds include Huskies, Basset Hounds, and Beagles. 

Animal welfare & dog shelters in North Dakota

North Dakota saved 7,552 dogs and cats during 2020. Approximately 510 animals were killed over this, same period. 

Eleven out of 16 animal shelters within North Dakota are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is average, but the state has an above-average save rate of 88%. This is just short of the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state. Getting close!

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