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15 Types of American Eskimo Dog Mixes

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The American Eskimo Dog is a cute, lively dog that can bring a lot of energy and love to a home. By combining this breed with other breeds, you may end up with the best of both breeds. Due to its cute appearance, the American Eskimo Dog is becoming more popular in designer dog breeding.

These dogs are smart and trainable but stubborn, making them a challenge. They are compact dogs that are hardy and have an interesting history. The American Eskimo Dog is a spitz-type breed that originated in Germany. During the World War II, this German Spitz began being called the American Eskimo Dog to deter anti-German sentiments from staining the breed.

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The 15 American Eskimo Dog Mixes to Know:

1. Eskipoo (American Eskimo x Poodle)

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Height: 9 – 16 inches
Weight: 8 – 20 pounds
Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
Temperament: Easy-going, friendly, loyal
Energy Level: Moderate

The Eskipoo combines the fun-loving nature of the Poodle with the playfulness of the American Eskimo Dog. These dogs are often good with children, tending to be quite gentle but playful. They are loving and people-oriented dogs, but they tend to get along well with other pets as well.

You could end up with any combination of both parent breeds’ coats in this mix. Whether your Eskipoo has a curly or straight coat, this dog will have high grooming needs. Be prepared for regular grooming visits and near-daily brushing to maintain this coat.


2. American Eagle Dog (American Eskimo x Beagle)

Height: 14 – 16 inches
Weight: 20 – 50 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Loyal, protective, loving
Energy Level: Moderate

The American Eagle Dog is a mix between the American Eskimo Dog and the Beagle. This combination often creates loyal, protective dogs that are vigilant and attentive. They may be challenging to train but tend to be very motivated by affection and treats.

These dogs are likely to be moderate to high shedders, so be prepared for regular brushing and baths to maintain the coat. They tend to be moderate to frequent barkers, so they may not be a good option for apartments or urban living.


3. Huskimo (American Eskimo x Siberian Husky)

Height: 21 – 24 inches
Weight: 40 – 60 pounds
Lifespan: 10 – 13 years
Temperament: Intelligent, confident, active
Energy Level: High

By combining the Siberian Husky with the American Eskimo Dog, you will end up with a cold-tolerant, high-energy dog. They are highly intelligent dogs that require steady training. They can be good with children, although proper introductions and supervision are a must.

They are likely to be very vocal dogs, thanks to their Husky parents. They will have regular brushing and grooming needs to maintain their thick double coat. This mix of breeds is unlikely to ever run out of energy to burn, making them a good option for dog sports like canicross and bikejoring.


4. Aussimo (American Eskimo x Australian Cattle)

Height: 17 – 19 inches
Weight: 24 – 41 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Protective, intelligent, trainable
Energy Level: Moderate to high

The Aussimo is a mix of the American Eskimo Dog and Australian Cattle Dog. This unusual mix of breeds often creates highly intelligent, trainable, and attentive dogs. They can be great companions but can also be used for guarding and herding if they retain enough of their Australian Cattle Dog instincts.

These dogs tend to be long-lived, often living upwards of 12 years. They are medium-sized dogs likely to have a short- to medium-length coat that is thick and may shed heavily. Regular brushing and baths are the best way to control excess shedding.


5. Kimola (American Eskimo x Lhasa Apso)

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Height: 12 – 19 inches
Weight: 16 – 40 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Brave, happy, loving
Energy Level: Moderate

The Kimola is a mixture of the American Eskimo Dog and the Lhasa Apso. These dogs tend to be courageous and protective dogs, but also cheerful and loving. They are people-oriented dogs that are trainable. They can benefit from early socialization.

These dogs will have high grooming needs. Their moderate energy levels and desire to play and interact mean that daily activity is essential to keeping them healthy and happy. They may be moderate barkers, especially when bored.


6. Pomimo (American Eskimo x Pomeranian)

Height: 7 – 13 inches
Weight: 10 – 17 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Playful, intelligent, happy
Energy Level: Moderate

The Pomimo combines the playful, loving nature of the Pomeranian with the intelligence and enthusiasm of the American Eskimo Dog. These dogs are usually very people-oriented, enjoying spending time with their family. They also tend to enjoy the company of other animals.

They are likely to stay small, rarely making it to 20 pounds. They can live upwards of 12 years, so this designer breed is a long-term commitment. They will have the thick, long coat present in both parent breeds, so these dogs will have high grooming needs.


7. Imo-Inu (American Eskimo x Shiba Inu)

Height: 14 – 17 inches
Weight: 20 – 30 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: People-oriented, loving, active
Energy Level: Moderate to high

The Imo-Inu combines the American Eskimo Dog with the Shiba Inu. These dogs are people-oriented and trainable, thanks to their high intelligence. They can be stubborn and wary of strangers, though, so training and socialization are important.

These dogs tend to have thick coats that require moderate grooming. Brushing and baths at home with occasional groomer visits are likely to maintain the coat adequately. These dogs have moderate to high energy needs, so don’t expect a couch potato from the Imo-Inu.


8. Cockamo (American Eskimo x Cocker Spaniel)

Height: 13 – 20 inches
Weight: 15 – 40 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Alert, intelligent, gentle
Energy Level: Moderate

The Cocker Spaniel is a laid-back dog that is known for its family-friendly nature. When combined with the American Eskimo Dog, you often end up with a loving dog that is gentle and good with children. Cockamos are intelligent and trainable, as well as being patient and attentive.

Both parent breeds have moderate to high grooming needs, so be prepared for regular grooming visits, brushing, and baths. These dogs can be small to medium-sized and may live for upwards of 12 years.


9. Chimo (American Eskimo x Chihuahua)

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Height: 8 – 10 inches
Weight: 8 – 10 pounds
Lifespan: 13 – 16 years
Temperament: Independent, playful, loving
Energy Level: Moderate to high

The Chihuahua is one of the most popular dog breeds, thanks to its cute, petite appearance and pleasant personality. By combining the Chihuahua with the American Eskimo Dog, you may end up with an energetic dog that loves its family fiercely. They are likely to stay quite small, but that doesn’t mean that the Chimo doesn’t see itself as a guard dog.

These dogs may have low to high grooming needs depending on the coats of both parents. They are likely at least to be moderate barkers with moderate to high energy levels.


10. Baskimo (American Eskimo x Basset Hound)

Height: 10 – 13 inches
Weight: 22 – 44 pounds
Lifespan: 10 – 13 years
Temperament: Loyal, wary, alert
Energy Level: Low to moderate

This unusual combination brings together the American Eskimo Dog and the Basset Hound. The offspring tend to be wary of strangers but loving with people they know. They may be stubborn and difficult to train, thanks to their hound nature.

It’s possible for the Baskimo to have low to moderate grooming needs, due to the low grooming needs of the Basset Hound. However, they are likely to be moderate to high shedders. Also, these dogs are not well-suited to apartments and urban living due to their tendency to bark.


11. Bichomo (American Eskimo x Bichon Frise)

Height: 10 – 13 inches
Weight: 12 – 20 pounds
Lifespan: 11 – 14 years
Temperament: Friendly, trainable, loyal
Energy Level: Moderate

The Bichon Frise is a favorite among dog owners because of its loving, playful, and outgoing personality. By mixing this breed with the American Eskimo Dog, you end up with an adorable dog that looks almost like a toy. This dog is unlikely to lie on your couch all day, though!

These dogs are trainable and loyal, but likely to be good with strangers as well. They will have high grooming needs. Bichon Frise require daily activity to keep them entertained, and they may become barkers if they are bored.


12. Boskimo (American Eskimo x Boston Terrier)

Height: 10 – 15 inches
Weight: 25 – 40 pounds
Lifespan: 10 – 14 years
Temperament: Easy-going, loving, intelligent
Energy Level: Low to moderate

The Boskimo is a designer breed combination of the American Eskimo Dog and the Boston Terrier. These dogs tend to be intelligent and trainable. They are easy-going dogs that are comfortable with most people, including children.

They can have low to high grooming needs, but either way are likely to be shedders. They may be barkers, but most Boskimos have low to moderate energy levels.


13. Coton Eskimo (American Eskimo x Coton de Tulear)

Height: 14 – 20 inches
Weight: 15 – 25 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Trainable, gentle, affectionate
Energy Level: Moderate

The Coton de Tulear is an uncommon dog breed, so this isn’t a mix you’re likely to stumble across. When combined with the American Eskimo Dog, you’re likely to end up with an affectionate dog that is trainable. They tend to be gentle and social, although they are attentive dogs that can be good watchdogs.

The Coton Eskimo is likely to have high grooming needs. They have moderate energy levels and require daily activity. They tend to do well with other pets.


14. Cavamo (American Eskimo x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)

Height: 12 – 14 inches
Weight: 13 – 20 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years
Temperament: Sweet, gentle, friendly
Energy Level: Low to moderate

The Cavamo combines the exceptional personality of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the American Eskimo Dog. This mix tends to be extremely cute and loving. They are gentle, and while they may not be the most intelligent dogs, they aim to please and can be quite trainable.

This mix of breeds is likely to have moderate to high grooming needs. They tend to have low to moderate energy levels, but will benefit from daily activity. They may bark when excited but are unlikely to be big barkers.


15. Eskifon (American Eskimo x Brussels Griffon)

Height: 10 – 15 inches
Weight: 20 – 30 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years
Temperament: Loyal, happy, wary
Energy Level: Low to moderate

The Eskifon is the unusual mixture of the American Eskimo Dog and the Brussels Griffon. These dogs tend to form close bonds with their family, especially one or two people. They may be wary of strangers, but they are happy and enjoyable dogs.

They are likely to have moderate to high grooming needs since both parents have moderate to high, but different, grooming needs due to their different coat types. They are low to moderate energy level dogs but would benefit from daily exercise to maintain a healthy weight.

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Conclusion

The American Eskimo Dog is a versatile breed that can add a unique flair to already existing dog breeds. It’s intelligent and alert, as well as loving and loyal, making it a great companion. When combined with other breeds with similar traits, you may end up with a dog with all the good qualities of the parent breeds with none of the bad. However, as with all designer breeds, you can also end up with an unpredictable mix of the parents’ characteristics, so none of these possible traits are set in stone with mixes.


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