American Eskimo Breed Maintenance
The American Eskimo requires frequent brushing because they have fluffy white colored fur that sheds a lot. It is best to brush your American Eskimo two to three times a week to prevent matting and keep his hair well feathered. The American Eskimo’s fur contains oil that prevents dirt from adhering to it so frequent brushing will also help keep your dog clean. The American Eskimo’s skin is very sensitive and bathing may irritate the skin. Baths should only be given once every couple of months and depending on how dirty the dog is. However, since American Eskimos are prone to eye issues and tear staining, you should clean their eyes often. While grooming, always check your dog’s ears for dirt and possible infection. You may use a pH-balanced ear cleaner at the recommendation of your veterinarian to help keep your American Eskimo’s ears healthy. The American Eskimo is a very active dog and requires daily exercise. The dog was bred as a watchdog for cooler climates and does very well outside though its size makes it well suited for small spaces. The American Eskimo is a versatile dog capable of living in any climate and any space as long as it can get daily exercise and socialization. The diet of American Eskimo dogs is much the same as other small and medium-sized breeds but be mindful of your dog’s reaction to any foods. The American Eskimo may be allergic to some food, like salmon and some veterinarians have advised against rawhide chews.