The Canadian Eskimo Dog is a Spitz dog, similar in appearance to the Husky. It forms part of the working group.
The Canadian Eskimo Dog was used to pull sleds in the hostile and challenging conditions of Artic Canada, often covering up to 70 miles per day. The breed has diminished in numbers in recent years as sleds have been replaced by snowmobiles. In fact, there were just 10 dogs registered with the U.K. Kennel Club during the whole year of 2014.
The Canadian Eskimo Dog tends to form a strong bond with his handler, but remains an independent dog who thrives on work. We do not recommend this fascinating and industrious dog as a family pet.
The breed comes in a variety of colours and markings:
Height bitch 50-60 cms
Height dog 58-70 cms
Weight (kilos) bitch 18-30 kgs
Weight (kilos) dog 30-40 kgs
The CED is a very athletic dog breed that requires at least 2 hours of exercise every day. The Canadian Eskimo Dog feels the heat, so care should be taken during the warmer summer months.
No. This breed is not ideal as a companion pet, and really is a working dog.
Medium. The coat is thick and coarse with a soft downy undercoat.
The CED requires a weekly brush with a soft slicker brush to keep the coat tangle free. Ears should be checked and cleaned regularly.
No. The CED sheds throughout the year, making it an unsuitable choice of dog breed for allergy sufferers.
The Canadian Eskimo Dog is a healthy and hardy dog, with no known health issues at the present time.
As with all pedigree dogs, it is very important to obtain a puppy from a reputable source where you can be guaranteed that it has been bred with a view to avoiding the inherent physical and psychological diseases of the breed.
A healthy CED should expect to enjoy a life expectancy of between 10-12 years.
No puppy price is available as litters are extremely rare. In fact, just 25 puppies were registered with the Kennel Club in 2015.
A bitch weighing 25kgs will require around 330gms of complete dry food daily. A dog weighing 35kgs will require around 402gms of complete dry food daily.
A bitch weighing 25kgs will cost around £8.00 per week to feed. A dog weighing 35kgs will cost around £9.90 per week to feed.
Our figures are based on feeding an ‘above average quality’ and popular complete dry food bought from a leading supermarket.
Remember to budget for essential pet treatments and procedures that are not covered by pet insurance policies including: