Welcome to our guide to the Australian Eskimo.
The Australian Eskimo is a mix of two different breeds, the American Eskimo and the Australian Shepherd.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Australian Eskimo breed of dog.
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If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Australian Eskimo you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy a Australian Eskimo – then see our list of Australian Eskimo breeders.
Why Choose a Australian Eskimo?
What type of owners buy a Australian Eskimo?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Australian Eskimo breed?
Why do you think the Australian Eskimo is special?
What are your favourite things about the Australian Eskimo?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Australian Eskimo and not another breed?
How would you describe the Australian Eskimo temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Australian Eskimo over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Australian Eskimo?
About The Breed
What colors of Australian Eskimo are most popular?
What does the Australian Eskimo look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Australian Eskimo breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Australian Eskimo and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Australian Eskimo have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Australian Eskimo?
What is the breed standard/description for the Australian Eskimo?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Australian Eskimo that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Australian Eskimo breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Australian Eskimo?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Australian Eskimo breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Australian Eskimo match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Australian Eskimo – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Australian Eskimo puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Australian Eskimo home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Australian Eskimo, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Australian Eskimo weigh?
When the Australian Eskimo is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Australian Eskimo ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Australian Eskimo smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Australian Eskimo growth chart?
What breed group does the Australian Eskimo come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Australian Eskimo is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Australian Eskimo with children?
Do you think the Australian Eskimo is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Australian Eskimo get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Australian Eskimo owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Australian Eskimo or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Australian Eskimo be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Australian Eskimo during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Australian Eskimo?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Australian Eskimo breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Australian Eskimo puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Australian Eskimo?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Australian Eskimo cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Australian Eskimo and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Australian Eskimo owners?
What types of people are buying the Australian Eskimo and why?
Where can I buy Australian Eskimo rescue dogs or find a Australian Eskimo for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Australian Eskimo can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Australian Eskimo puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Australian Eskimo?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Australian Eskimo?
As a Australian Eskimo breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Australian Eskimo?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Australian Eskimo’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Australian Eskimo puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Australian Eskimo have popular names?
If my Australian Eskimo is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Australian Eskimo be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Australian Eskimo biting?
How do you prevent a Australian Eskimo chewing?
How do you stop a Australian Eskimo jumping up?
Does the Australian Eskimo have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Australian Eskimo keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Australian Eskimo dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Australian Eskimo and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Australian Eskimo owners?
As a breeder of the Australian Eskimo , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Australian Eskimo breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Australian Eskimo owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Australian Eskimo?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Australian Eskimo compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Australian Eskimo owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Australian Eskimo?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Australian Eskimo shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Australian Eskimo a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Australian Eskimo?
Can you offer new Australian Eskimo owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Australian Eskimo?
What started your interest in showing the Australian Eskimo?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Australian Eskimo – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Australian Eskimo and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Australian Eskimo?
What official organisations are there for the new Australian Eskimo owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Australian Eskimo, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remained the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Australian Eskimo out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Australian Eskimo special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Australian Eskimo and do you have any tips or advice for new Australian Eskimo owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Australian Eskimo home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Australian Eskimo to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Australian Eskimo sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Australian Eskimo owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Australian Eskimo?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Australian Eskimo have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Australian Eskimo have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Australian Eskimo vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Australian Eskimo for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Australian Eskimo be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Australian Eskimo spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Australian Eskimo is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Australian Eskimo not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Australian Eskimo?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Australian Eskimo dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Australian Eskimo?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Australian Eskimo?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Australian Eskimo – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Australian Eskimo dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Australian Eskimo or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Australian Eskimo.