Canadian Eskimo Dog
Canadian Eskimo Dog Facts
- CKC, UKC, ARBA
- 23" - 27.5"
- 60-100 lbs.
- 12 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
Canis borealis, Qimmiq, Eskimo Dog
This breed originated in the Arctic regions of Canada.
Date Of Origin
According to most, this breed developed in 1200 A.D.
The Canadian Eskimo dog is believed to be an ancient dog that has been used by the Inuit of Canada's Arctic region for at least one thousand years. In the late nineteenth century, it became popular with western explorers. It has some close to extinction several times over the past one hundred years and continues to be rare.
The Canadian Eskimo dog is a large, powerful dog. It has a broad, wedge shaped head with small, triangular ears that are set wide apart. The muzzle tapers and its small eyes can be of any color except blue. The heavily plumed tail is curled over the back. It is double coated and can be of any color or combination of colors.
This is a playful, intelligent and energetic dog that can be stubborn. It enjoys outdoor activities and a cool climate.
These dogs were used for a multitude of activities including but not limited to pulling sleds, carrying back packs, hunting, guarding from polar bears, and as a guide and protector for western explorers.
Vulnerable to transmittable diseases.
Although there are efforts underway to save this breed, its future is still in jeopardy.
This dog sheds a lot! Professional grooming on a regular basis and 2-3 good brushes a week will help reduce the shedding.
Show Sources & Contributors +
The Howell Book Of Dogs
Publisher: Wiley Publishing Inc, 2007
Author: Liz Palika
Publisher: BowTie Press, 2005
Authors: Kristin Meuh-Roe, Jarelle S. Stein
The New Encyclopedia of the Dog
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000
Author: Bruce Fogle
The All Breed Dog Grooming Guide
Publisher: Aaronco, 2002
Author: Sam Kohl