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Canadian Eskimo


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Dog Breed Group
Working Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Canada for Hunting and pulling sleds. 
Variety of colours 
Dense coat which protects it from temperatures that fall far below freezing. It has a thick, double, standoff coat with no curl 
Exercise Needs
These dogs have an enormous amount of energy, and their exercise requirements reflect this. Without exercise and stimulation, bo 
The Canadian Eskimo Dog requires firm training, and it is essential for this breed as they are very determined. They have a hard 
Grooming Needs
Brushing should be done once a week to help stimulate new hair growth, and once a day when it is shedding. 
Average Size - Male (in)
20 - 27 
Average Size - Female (in)
20 - 27 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
60 - 105 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
60 - 105 

Breed Description

The Canadian Eskimo, or Eskimo Dog is a breed of sled and hunting dog found near the Arctic Circle. It is believed by some authorities to be representative of a pure breed 25,000 to 50,000 years old and by others to be descended from wolves. The Eskimo dog is powerfully built and big-boned. Its long, waterproof outer coat, variable in colour, covers a thick, woolly undercoat.

Breed Infobits

The Eskimo Dog does not bark but howls like a wolf.
It is also knows as the Esquimaux.
Watching some of these Canadian Eskimo Dog directly out of the Yukon eat can be a startling experience: they can catch an 18-inch frozen fish and down it completely in two bites. It happens so fast, the fish never even touches the ground.

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