Canadian Eskimo Dog

The Canadian Eskimo Dog is a Spitz dog, similar in appearance to the Husky. It forms part of the working group.

Canadian Eskimo Dog breed group

Working

Size of the Canadian Eskimo Dog

Large

Country of origin

Canada

Canadian Eskimo Dog breed introduction and overview

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 The breed has diminished in numbers in recent years as sleds have been replaced by snowmobiles.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.

Canadian Eskimo Dog temperament

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.

Colour varieties of the Canadian Eskimo Dog

The breed comes in a variety of colours and markings:

  • Black & White
  • Grey & White
  • Grey Sable
  • Red & White
  • Sable & White
  • White
  • White & Black
  • White & Grey
  • White & Red

Size and weight of the Canadian Eskimo Dog

Height bitch 50-60 cms

Height dog 58-70 cms

Weight (kilos) bitch 18-30 kgs

Weight (kilos) dog 30-40 kgs

Exercise requirements of the Canadian Eskimo Dog

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.

Is the Canadian Eskimo Dog a good dog for a first time dog owner?

No. This breed is not ideal as a companion pet, and really is a working dog.

Canadian Eskimo Dog coat length

Medium. The coat is thick and coarse with a soft downy undercoat.

Grooming requirements of the Canadian Eskimo Dog

The CED requires a weekly brush with a soft slicker brush to keep the coat tangle free. Ears should be checked and cleaned regularly.

Hypoallergenic?

No. The CED sheds throughout the year, making it an unsuitable choice of dog breed for allergy sufferers.

Health Issues in the Canadian Eskimo Dog

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.

Average lifespan of the Canadian Eskimo Dog

A healthy CED should expect to enjoy a life expectancy of between 10-12 years.

Approximate Canadian Eskimo Dog pedigree puppy price

No puppy price is available as litters are extremely rare. In fact, just 25 puppies were registered with the Kennel Club in 2015.

Estimating how much a Canadian Eskimo Dog would need to be fed each day

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.

Other financial costs to consider when owning any dog breed

Remember to budget for essential pet treatments and procedures that are not covered by pet insurance policies including:

  • Worming and fleas preparations
  • Annual Vaccination boosters
  • Neutering or spaying
  • Microchipping
  • Dental treatment