Canadian Eskimo Dog

Life expectancy

12 years

Age adult

24 months

Height (Shoulder height)

60 cm


30 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / undercoat / flat / short straight hair on the face / dense / tail feathered

Coat color

grey, red, cinnamon, falb, black, always with white

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 68

Suitable for children

Rather not

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


friendly / robust / clingy / intelligent / likes to work

Bred for

hunting dog, hound / sledge dog

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Dog type according to FCI

spitz and primitive types

FCI description

Many dogs of this group were kept as guard, hat, hunt, or sled dogs. They are considered to be very strong-willed and often less affectionate than other breeds. Many have a pronounced territorial consciousness and get along with same-sex conspecifics less well. They are often not easy to educate and only participate in things they consider useful.

So if you want a cuddly family dog that does every trick, you wont be happy here. Generally many of these dogs, like Chow Chow, Aktita and Co. are rather one-man dogs, i.e. related to one person and do not bind themselves to the whole family. Spitze in particular tend very much to loud utterances.

Short description

The Canadian Eskimo Dog descends from working dogs of the Inuit. These dogs were sledge and hunting dogs. He loves to work and is very balanced, but needs meaningful activities.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.