While the Eskimo Chi is a relatively new hybrid breed with little to no origin story, we do know quite a lot about his parent breeds; the American Eskimo Dog and the Chihuahua. For instance, the American Eskimo, also known lovingly as the “the dog beautiful” by those who really admire him, is a gorgeous all white dog with a jet black nose and dark intelligent eyes. This breed was first created in the 19th century from many different Nordic breeds, such as the German Spitz and the Volpino Italiano. German immigrants in the United States, the dreamers of the American Eskimo Dog, first dubbed him the American Spitz and designed his personality to be that of an excellent companion dog. The American Eskimo Dog comes in a variety of sizes such as a toy, miniature, and standard variety; thus making him available to all different tastes of owners. The Eskimo Dog is a non-sporting breed that was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in the year 1995 and is used to this very day as a show dog and companion animal. The Chihuahua is another companion dog, of the smaller variety, that definitely has a lot of spirit to him! While we don’t know exactly where the Chihuahua started out, it is believed that they are most likely descendants of a Central or South American dog known as the Techichi. The Aztecs believed that the Techichi has mythical powers and thus the dogs were a big part of the Aztecs daily life. Despite whether or not the Chihuahua’s of today were actual descendants of the Techichi, their big personalities certainly capture the hearts of humans everywhere! Ever since 1960 when the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club, the Chihuahua has been one of the most popular dogs around, ranking 11th out of 115 breeds. When combined the personalities of the American Eskimo Dog and the Chihuahua, we end up with a big-hearted animal in a little body. This means that you get an excellent balance of playfulness, intelligence, loyalty, and love. The Eskimo Chi makes an excellent pet for dog owners of any experience level and does extremely well in homes with children or other animals. Just be sure that early socialization and training take place in order to encourage the best behavior.