I live in an apartment and am worried about excessive barking while I'm gone.(about 4 hours a day) I read on one site this can be a problem with american eskimos. does anyone know if that is true? Is there anything else I should know about the breed?
Lovebug breeds Eskimos and she answered all my questions once. I think she is busy with a wedding as of now but if you see her on line PM her and she will answer. She knows allot about American Eskimos. At least she answered my questions.
I myself don't know just bumping this up for you so someone will see it.
I can't speak for the whole breed, but my mom's american eskimo mix is a big barker. She will bark at anything and everything she sees. I wouldn't take my advice as truth for all eskies though, try to find some people that are more knowledgeable about them, because my only experience is with our dog.
Eskies are part of the Spitz family and most are bred to bark. So the answer to that question is yes. The Finnish Spitz is known as the barking hunter and can bark up to 130 time per minute. Not my idea of a fun breed. LOL
Eskies, also require alot of grooming.
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I just got an American Eskimo puppy on Feb. 22nd and I absolutely love her! She's only 9 weeks old and doesn't bark at all unless she's playing w/ a toy or she has to go to the bathroom. (American Eskimo's are very fast learners so she basically already has the whole potty training thing down and I've only had her 5 days. I know thats a little off subject =] ) Anyway, I've heard that they are very protective and she may bark as she gets older, but for being a puppy she doesn't bark that much. We also have a lot of people in my house so she gets a lot of attention. I haven't left her home for that long w/out someone being there, but she would probably be fine as long as you took her outside before you left and right when you got home. I hope this helps a little :)
i had a fullbred american eskimo for 12 years. the only times i remember him really barking excessively was when he heard the doorbell or door knocking and a stranger was present. but, by excessive, i mean maybe for about a minute max. Otherwise, he was rather quiet. they're great dogs! not too noisy in my experience with one.