Eskipoo Puppies for Sale in South Dakota, SD
The Eskipoo is a dynamic little dog with tons of happy energy and affection. The breed is a mix between the American Eskimo dog and the Poodle. These "Designer dogs" have inherited most of the good traits from each parent, and are perfect companion dogs. With a cheerful disposition and loyal heart, the Eskipoo is sure to make a great addition to your family.
Also known as a "Pookimo", the Eskipoo Stands about 10-12 inches tall and weighs between 10-20 pounds. These portable dogs are never happier than when they are going on errands with their humans or being the center of attention at family gatherings. Because of this, they also have a tendency towards separation anxiety and don't do well when spending long periods of time alone. Make sure to allow for early socialization and obedience training to ensure good behavior while you're away from your dog.
Like many dogs crossbred with the Poodle, the Eskipoo was originally bred as a companion dog for those who are allergic to animals. The Eskipoo was also meant to be a small breed that did not suffer the same diseases as the American Eskimo or Poodle, both of which are prone to health problems as a result of poor breeding or overbreeding.
Unfortunately, many experts agree that small dogs are at a higher risk for dental issues than large dogs. This is likely due to the smaller skulls and jaws, which can lead to overcrowding of the teeth. Taking your Eskipoo to get regular checkups at the vet will ensure any dental disease is caught early.
Eskipoos are highly adaptable and make cheerful companions for new dog owners, families, and retired adults alike.
How dog-friendly is South Dakota?
South Dakota is a great state for traveling with your dog and has strong animal welfare laws. Though it has some room to grow, South Dakota ranks pretty well for dog-friendliness.
We evaluated two major studies to understand how each state accommodates pets. Both studies surveyed all 50 states and ranked them for pet-friendly factors like access to pet care and services, animal cruelty laws, dog parks, outdoor spaces, and more.
The first was conducted by an animal welfare group called Pawsafe. Pawsafe ranked South Dakota as the 23rd most pet-friendly state. In this study, the state scored well for its animal welfare laws related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards.
The second study comes from a safety review site called Safewise. They had a harsher view of South Dakota and ranked the state as 38th most pet-friendly in the country.
But if we put these two studies together, South Dakota ranks pretty well in the middle of the pack.
A few more facts for dog-lovers in South Dakota
BringFido lists South Dakota as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 500 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels. The site also lists Reptile Gardens and Custer State Park as popular dog-friendly attractions in the area.
Thirty-two percent of South Dakota residents own a dog. This is below the national dog ownership rate of 40% but still shows that the state loves dogs.
What kinds of dogs do South Dakotans love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in South Dakota are Labradors, Retrievers, and Huskies. Other popular breeds include Beagles, Basset Hounds, and Collies.
Animal welfare & dog shelters in South Dakota
South Dakota saved 10,836 dogs and cats during 2020. However, 1,824 animals were reported killed over this same period.
Six out of 23 of the animal shelters within South Dakota are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is low, and the state has a below-average save rate of 77%. This is below the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state. Improving this percentage will go a long way to ranking South Dakota higher compared to other states.
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