dAmIAnOO: spitz dog quesion?
right now me and my parents are living in an apartment but in 3 months we will be moving out to long island and renting whole house and then i could have my new dog
i did a reaserch today on spitz dogs but i need more info
are pomeranians the same thing as toy german spitz??
i know that they can be very yappy and sometimes hard to train
but thats not the dog i want im thinking about eskie( american eskimo) are they other kind ?? sizes besides standard??
i need as much info as possible best from people that keep this breed
do they shed a lot??
will daily walks and romp in a dog park be enough to keep they health ??
and is it hard to train them??
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Answer by Majestik moose© (envies DP)
you can find all this info at the AKC website.
Answer by Brown Eyed Girl
The German Spitz is actually a close relative to the Pomeranian, resembling them closely in size and appearance. Today the toy Spitz and the Pomeranian are considered different breeds.
The Eskies is a small to medium-size Nordic type dog, always white, or white with biscuit cream.
Size, There are three separate size divisions of the American Eskimo Dog (all measurements are heights at withers): Toy, 9 inches to and including 12 inches; Miniature, over 12 inches to and including 15 inches; and Standard, over 15 inches to and including 19 inches.
Coat, Eskies have a long, dense coat and need regular grooming. This means brushing them once a week, or more often if necessary. They shed, but it can be maintained with regular brushing. They "blow" their coats twice a year, once in May or June to shed their winter undercoat and once in November or December to shed their summer coat. Many Eskie owners use an undercoat rake, a tool available at most pet stores, for grooming. Some owners in hot climates do shave their Eskies, but if this is done, the dogs should be kept indoors as much as possible to prevent sunburn. Also, some people believe that once a dog is shaved, the coat will grow in with a coarser, woollier texture than it would have had it been left alone
An important part of maintaining the health of your American Eskimo dog is to exercise. Your Eskie should be exercised daily, rain or shine, for at least 45 minutes per day. For old Eskies, exercise is very important but the duration and intensity should be adjusted to their tempo and stamina.
Eskies are not typically high energy dogs such as border collies. Nor are they well known for their retrieving capabilities. Throw a stick or a ball for your Eskie puppy to chase or retrieve and he may look up at you wondering what you're going to do next. Watching you perform tricks is very entertaining for them.
American Eskimo dogs on average are intelligent and easily trained. The key in getting your Eskie to listen to you is to be gentle and loving in your training. If you loose your patience and yell at your dog, you will find that he will not listen to you and it will take some time to regain his trust. Don't force him to do something he does not want to do. Instead, try to talk him into it and if necessary, bribe him with a treat he loves. During the process of training, when your dog does something right, praise him with your voice and feed him a small treat if you wish. He will remember these gestures and be eager to perform again.
I hope this helps you.
Good luck with your new puppy and house
Answer by brenda r
I have 2 dogs...one being an American Eskimo and the other being a Pomeranian/Japanese Spitz. They are both the Spitz famliy. My American Eskimo is a spayed female and the other is a male. American Eskimos are very easy to train, adapt to anything and same with Pomeranians. Exercise is a walk and running around backyards. Yes, they require alot of grooming to keep the shedding at a minimum. I shave the both of mine in the summer months...but you have to keep them out of direct sunlight for extended periods because their skin is very light and prone to problems directly from the sun. Also a well balanced diet is improtant to these breeds...not commercial food bought in a grocery store. All dogs can be "yappy" it all depends on how you train them and socialize them. American Eskimos come in 3 sizes...miniature, toy, standard. Mine is a 23 lb standard, my Pom/Spitz is 18 lbs. Whichever you decide, they are both great breeds, and have a great willingness to learn and please.
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