tough hard-working, the mature Canadian Eskimo Dog is gentle
& affectionate with the average individual, enjoying attention.
Even with total strangers the dogs are rarely standoffish.
Usually they will exhibit a rather quiet friendliness and harmless
curiosity or become completely distant. The dog is very pack oriented
and if raised in a group, dominant and subordinate roles will be
acted out under the leadership of a totally dominant or boss dog.
for: Experienced handlers/families
Breed is not to be viewed as a domestic pet but rather as a
primitive dog originally domesticated by Inuit for specific tasks
in a harsh arctic environment.
10 - 12 yrs
Dogs: 58-70 cm (23 to 27 ½ inches).
Bitches: 50-60 cm (19 ½ to 23 ½ inches)
Dogs: 30-40 kg (66-88 lb)
Bitches: 18-30 kg (40-66 lb)
Any colour or combination of colours are permitted. The most
common are black, white, red, gray, silver, and cinnamon (lighter
The coat is thick and dense with hard, stiff guard hairs. It
varies from 3-6 in (7.5-15 cm) in length with a thick, mane-like
growth over the neck and shoulders. The dense undercoat protects
the dog from extreme temperatures
Appearance: powerfully built, moderately sized dog with
a thick neck and chest and medium length legs. Typical of the spitz
family of dogs he has a wedge shaped head held high with erect ears.
The eyes are obliquely set giving a serious appearance. The dog
has a bushy tail carried up or curled over the back.