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American Eskimo Dog

Smart, Versatile, Loyal

The American Eskimo Dog combines striking good looks with a quick and clever mind in a total brains-and-beauty package. Neither shy nor aggressive, Eskies are always alert and friendly, though a bit conservative when making new friends.

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2. Australian Terrier

Spirited, Courageous, Affectionate
The diminutive Australian Terrier is plucky, spirited, and smart—how did they fit so much dog into such a bitty package? Upbeat and lively, the self-assured Aussie approaches life with plenty of the old-time terrier curiosity and grit.

3. Beagle

Merry, Friendly, Curious
Not only is the Beagle an excellent hunting dog and loyal companion, it is also happy-go-lucky, funny, and—thanks to its pleading expression—cute. They were bred to hunt in packs, so they enjoy company and are generally easygoing.

4. Bichon Frise

Playful, Curious, Peppy
The small but sturdy and resilient Bichon Frise stands among the world’s great “personality dogs.” Since antiquity, these irresistible canine comedians have relied on charm, beauty, and intelligence to weather history’s ups and downs.

5. Border Terrier

Plucky, Happy, Affectionate
Admirers of the upbeat and agile Border Terrier cherish their breed’s reputation as a tough, no-frills working terrier. These plucky, happy, and affectionate dogs are popular pets in town and country. The wiry coat is an easy keeper.

6. Boston Terrier

Friendly, Bright, Amusing
The Boston Terrier is a lively little companion recognized by his tight tuxedo jacket, sporty but compact body, and the friendly glow in his big, round eyes. His impeccable manners have earned him the nickname “The American Gentleman.”

7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Affectionate, Graceful, Gentle
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel wears his connection to British history in his breed’s name. Cavaliers are the best of two worlds, combining the gentle attentiveness of a toy breed with the verve and athleticism of a sporting spaniel.

8. Cesky Terrier

Clever, Adventurous, Family-Oriented
The Cesky Terrier, national dog of the Czech Republic, is a clever and adventurous playmate for kids and an eager walking buddy for the folks. They are tenacious at work, but a little more laid back and tractable than the usual terrier.

9. Cocker Spaniel

Happy, Smart, Gentle
The merry and frolicsome Cocker Spaniel, with his big, dreamy eyes and impish personality, is one of the world’s best-loved breeds. They were developed as hunting dogs, but Cockers gained their wide popularity as all-around companions.

10. Löwchen

Outgoing, Positive, Affectionate
A companion dog whose name is German for “little lion,” the Löwchen has been a popular pet among Continental Europeans for more than 500 years. The portable, non-shedding Löwchen is said to be affectionate, lively, and brave as a lion.

Breed Comparison

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Personality
Personality
Personality
Personality
Personality
Personality
Personality
Personality
Personality
Personality
Personality
Smart, Versatile, Loyal
Spirited, Courageous, Affectionate
Merry, Friendly, Curious
Playful, Curious, Peppy
Plucky, Happy, Affectionate
Friendly, Bright, Amusing
Affectionate, Graceful, Gentle
Clever, Adventurous, Family-Oriented
Happy, Smart, Gentle
Outgoing, Positive, Affectionate
AKC Popularity Ranking
AKC Popularity Ranking
AKC Popularity Ranking
AKC Popularity Ranking
AKC Popularity Ranking
AKC Popularity Ranking
AKC Popularity Ranking
AKC Popularity Ranking
AKC Popularity Ranking
AKC Popularity Ranking
AKC Popularity Ranking
122nd most popular breed
140th most popular breed
6th most popular breed
46th most popular breed
88th most popular breed
21st most popular breed
18th most popular breed
185th most popular breed
30th most popular breed
168th most popular breed
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Size
Size
Size
Size
Size
Size
Size
Size
Size
Size
Size
Small
Height
9-12 inches (toy), 12-15 inches (miniature), 15-19 inches (Standard)
Weight
6-10 pounds (toy), 10-20 pounds (miniature), 25-35 pounds (standard)
Small
Height
10-11 inches
Weight
15-20 pounds
Small
Height
13 inches & under, 13-15 inches
Weight
under 20 pounds (13 inches & under), 20-30 pounds (13-15 inches)
Small
Height
9.5-11.5 inches
Weight
12-18 pounds
Small
Height
12-15 inches
Weight
13-15.5 pounds (male), 11.5-14 pounds (female)
Small
Height
15-17 inches
Weight
12-25 pounds
Small
Height
12-13 inches
Weight
13-18 pounds
Small
Height
10-13 inches
Weight
14-24 pounds
Small
Height
14.5-15.5 inches (male), 13.5-14.5 inches (female)
Weight
25-30 pounds (male), 20-25 pounds (female)
Small
Height
11-13 inches
Weight
10-15 pounds
Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy
13-15 years
11-15 years
10-15 years
14-15 years
12-15 years
11-13 years
12-15 years
12-15 years
10-14 years
15+ years
Characteristics
Characteristics
Characteristics
Characteristics
Characteristics
Characteristics
Characteristics
Characteristics
Characteristics
Characteristics
Characteristics
Good with Children?
Yes
Good with other dogs?
With Supervision
Good with Children?
Yes
Good with other dogs?
With Supervision
Good with Children?
Yes
Good with other dogs?
Yes
Good with Children?
Yes
Good with other dogs?
Yes
Good with Children?
Yes
Good with other dogs?
With Supervision
Good with Children?
Yes
Good with other dogs?
With Supervision
Good with Children?
Yes
Good with other dogs?
Yes
Good with Children?
Yes
Good with other dogs?
With Supervision
Good with Children?
Yes
Good with other dogs?
Yes
Good with Children?
Yes
Good with other dogs?
With Supervision
Trainability
Trainability
Trainability
Trainability
Trainability
Trainability
Trainability
Trainability
Trainability
Trainability
Trainability
Eager to Please
Agreeable
Agreeable
Agreeable
Easy Training
Eager to Please
Eager to Please
Agreeable
Eager to Please
Agreeable
Coat Length
Coat Length
Coat Length
Coat Length
Coat Length
Coat Length
Coat Length
Coat Length
Coat Length
Coat Length
Coat Length
1
5
Medium
1
5
Short
1
5
Short
1
5
Long
Wire
Smooth
1
5
Medium
1
5
Medium
1
5
Long
1
5
Long
Grooming
Grooming
Grooming
Grooming
Grooming
Grooming
Grooming
Grooming
Grooming
Grooming
Grooming
1
5
Weekly Brushing
1
5
Weekly Brushing
1
5
2-3 Times a Week Brushing
1
5
Specialty/Professional
1
5
Weekly Brushing
1
5
Weekly Brushing
1
5
Weekly Brushing
1
5
Weekly Brushing
1
5
Daily Brushing
1
5
Occasional Bath/Brush
Shedding
Shedding
Shedding
Shedding
Shedding
Shedding
Shedding
Shedding
Shedding
Shedding
Shedding
1
5
Seasonal
1
5
Infrequent
1
5
Seasonal
1
5
Infrequent
1
5
Occasional
1
5
Infrequent
1
5
Occasional
1
5
Occasional
1
5
Occasional
1
5
Infrequent
Activity Level
Activity Level
Activity Level
Activity Level
Activity Level
Activity Level
Activity Level
Activity Level
Activity Level
Activity Level
Activity Level
Energetic
Energetic
Energetic
Regular Exercise
Regular Exercise
Regular Exercise
Calm
Regular Exercise
Regular Exercise
Regular Exercise
Barking
Barking
Barking
Barking
Barking
Barking
Barking
Barking
Barking
Barking
Barking
1
5
Medium
1
5
Likes to be Vocal
1
5
Frequent
1
5
Medium
1
5
Medium
1
5
Infrequent
1
5
Medium
1
5
Medium
1
5
Medium
1
5
Medium
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