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The Miniature American Eskimo, also known as Mini Eskie, is a small spitz-type breed that originated in Germany. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), they are a playful, energetic and loving companion that will bring joy to any household.


The Miniature American Eskimo is believed to be a descendant of the larger American Eskimo breed. The larger American Eskimo breed was developed in the United States in the early 20th century by breeding various spitz-type breeds. The Miniature American Eskimo breed was later developed by breeding smaller individuals of the larger breed. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), Miniature American Eskimo was first recognized as a separate breed in 1985. They were originally used as circus dogs and watchdogs. Today, they are a popular companion dog and participate in various dog sports such as obedience and agility.

Physical Characteristics

The Miniature American Eskimo, as the name suggests, is a small breed. According to the AKC, they should weigh between 11 and 21 pounds and stand at a height of 11 to 15 inches at the shoulder. They have a double coat with a thick, fluffy undercoat and a straight, coarse outer coat. They come in white, cream, or biscuit colors. They are known for their fluffy white coat that requires regular grooming to maintain it's appearance.

Personality and Training

Miniature American Eskimos are highly intelligent and eager to please, making them easy to train. They excel in obedience and agility training and are known to be a quick learner. They are also known for their watchdog abilities, they make great therapy dogs as they are friendly and outgoing.

Health and Care

Miniature American Eskimos are generally healthy and do not have any The breed requires regular grooming, regular exercise and mental stimulation. Due to their small size and playful personality, Miniature American Eskimos make great apartment dogs, as long as they are given enough exercise and mental stimulation. They also do well in homes with a fenced yard.


Overall, the Miniature American Eskimo is a loving, loyal, and playful companion that will bring joy to any household. If you are looking for a small, fluffy, and active companion, the Miniature American Eskimo may be the perfect breed for you. It's important to research the breed and the breeder before bringing a Miniature American Eskimo puppy home to ensure you are able to provide the best possible care for your new furry companion.

Life With A New Puppy

A Mini American Eskimo can bring a lifetime of love and joy to your home. If you are interested in getting a Mini American Eskimo puppy, check out our Available Pups page to see if we have any Mini American Eskimo currently available. We get new puppies every Friday. Contact us here if you would like to set up an appointment to meet a dog.

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