Saturday, September 25, 2010

American Eskimo Kucina

The American Eskimo is a small to medium-size Nordic-type dog. The breed is a well-balanced model of the working type Spitz dog, ranging in size from 11 to 19 inches from foot to wither. Two sizes are recognized by the UKC: Miniature & Standard, with the miniature versions usually weighing between 13-20lbs and the standard versions normally weighing between 21-38lbs. The body is very well proportioned. The length of body from point of shoulder to the point of buttocks is the same as the height from withers to ground, presenting an overall stout appearance. The head is fox-like with erect triangular ears, and readily distinguished black or deep brown points (nose, lips, and eye rims). The American Eskimo has a thick, white or cream double coat. The chest, neck, and forepart of the shoulders are covered with a lion-like mane, which is more prominent in males than females. The backs of the forelegs are nicely feathered. The rump and hind legs down to the hock are covered with thick hair that forms the characteristic “trousers.”
The American Eskimo Dog ("Eskie") "is a modern variation of a very ancient family of dogs.Spitz type dogs developed in Arctic and northern areas of the world, with the larger types being used as sled dogs. American Eskimo Dogs are used to climates either in the negatives and can withstand the heat but rather the snow. These dogs resemble wolves and absolutely adore rain, snow or shine. They will do well in any climate area but not recommended for warmer climates all year round. But the Eskie was specifically bred to guard people and property and, therefore, is territorial by nature and an excellent watch dog. He is very loyal to his family and is known for being gentle and playful with children[citation needed]. He is energetic and alert. In Northern Europe, smaller Spitz were kept primarily as pets and watchdogs, and eventually were developed into the various German Spitz breeds. European immigrants brought their Spitz pets with them to the United States, especially New York, in the early 1900s, "all of them descended from the larger German Spitz, the Keeshond, the white Pomeranian, and the Italian Spitz, the Volpino Italiano.

Although white was not always a recognized color in the various German Spitz breeds, it was generally the preferred color in the US. In a display of patriotism in the era around World War I, dog owners began referring to their pets as American Spitz rather than German Spitz. This name change was similar to the use in the United States of the term Freedom fries rather than French fries to refer to a popular potato dish during disputes between France and the United States before the 2003 invasion of Iraq

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