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American Eskimo Dog vs Keeshond vs Samoyed Comparison - Dog breed selector: Eskimo Spitz or Dutch Barge Dog or Samoyedskaya? Find the right dog for you

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Name American Eskimo Dog Keeshond Samoyed
OriginsUnited States Germany Germany Netherlands Russia
Group Companion Dogs Sled Dogs Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank1188757
Reviews2413
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Other Names Eskimo Spitz, American Spitz, German Spitz, Eskie Dutch Barge Dog, Smiling Dutchman, Chien Loup, German Spitz, Deutscher Wolfsspitz, Wolfsspitz, Kees Samoyedskaya, Bjelkier, Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika, Smiley, Sammy
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1994 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price
Which is cheaper American Eskimo Dog or Keeshond or Samoyed? Which is more expensive?
$600-$800 $800-$1000 $1200-$1500

American Eskimo Dog vs Keeshond vs Samoyed General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger American Eskimo Dog or Keeshond or Samoyed?
Medium Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier American Eskimo Dog or Keeshond or Keeshond?
Toy: 6-10 pounds (3-5 kg)Standard: 18-35 pounds (8-16 kg), Miniature: 10-17 pounds (5-8 kg) 35-45 pounds (15-20 kg) Male: 45-65 pounds (20.5-30 kg), Female: 35-50 pounds (16-20.5 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Toy: 8 pounds (4 kg)Standard: 26.5 pounds (12 kg), Miniature: 13.5 pounds (6.5 kg) 40 pounds (17.5 kg) Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height
Which is taller American Eskimo Dog or Keeshond or Samoyed?
Toy: 9-12 inches (22-30 cm)Standard: 15-20 inches (49-50 cm), Miniature: 12-15 inches (30-40 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (44-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (40-46 cm) Male: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm), Female: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Toy: 10.5 inches (26 cm)Standard: 17.5 inches (49.5 cm), Miniature: 13.5 inches (35 cm) Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 17 inches (43 cm) Male: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20 inches (50.5 cm)

American Eskimo Dog vs Keeshond vs Samoyed Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types Fluffy Fluffy
Dense
Dense
Colors White
Biscuit
Silver
Gray
Cream
Black
Biscuit
White
Cream
Grooming
Average: The American Eskimo Dog requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Keeshond requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Samoyed requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
American Eskimo Dogs are heavy shedders.
Keeshonds are heavy shedders.
Samoyeds are heavy shedders.

American Eskimo Dog vs Keeshond vs Samoyed Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Alert
Friendly
Intelligent
Energetic
Independent
Protective
Agile
Obedient
Quick
Intelligent
Bright
Playful
Sturdy
Alert
Friendly
Playful
Stubborn
Lively
Intelligent
Sociable
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Keeshond is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Samoyed's has great intelligence.
Trainability
American Eskimo Dogs are easy to train.
Keeshonds are quite easy to train.
Samoyeds are easy to train.
Playfulness
The American Eskimo Dog is a highly playful breed.
Keeshonds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Samoyeds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Keeshonds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Samoyeds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
American Eskimo Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Keeshonds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Samoyeds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
American Eskimo Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
Keeshonds are a social breed.
Samoyeds are a social breed.
Barking
Nagyon sokat: American Eskimo Dog kimondottan hangos fajta.
Nagyon sokat: Keeshond kimondottan hangos fajta.
Average: The Samoyed barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
American Eskimo Dogs are good watchdogs.
Keeshonds are good watchdogs.
Samoyeds are good watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
American Eskimo Dogs are average defenders.
Keeshonds are average defenders.
Samoyeds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The American Eskimo Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Keeshond has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
American Eskimo Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Keeshonds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Samoyeds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
American Eskimo Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Keeshonds tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Samoyed is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
American Eskimo Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Keeshonds have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Samoyeds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya American Eskimo Dog fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás Keeshond, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Keeshond tartása lakásban.
Nem a legjobb választás Samoyed, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Samoyed tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
American Eskimo Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Keeshonds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Samoyeds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: American Eskimo Dog or Keeshond or Samoyed?
American Eskimo Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Keeshonds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Samoyeds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

American Eskimo Dog vs Keeshond vs Samoyed Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Keeshonds are very stranger friendly dogs.
Samoyeds are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Keeshonds are kid-friendly dogs.
Samoyeds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Keeshonds are cat-friendly dogs.
Samoyeds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
American Eskimo Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Keeshonds are dog-friendly dogs.
Samoyeds are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
American Eskimo Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Keeshond is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Samoyed is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
American Eskimo Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Keeshonds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Samoyeds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
American Eskimo Dogs are generally with other pets.
Keeshonds are usually friendly towards other pets.
Samoyeds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: American Eskimo Dog vs Keeshond vs Samoyed?
No
American Eskimo Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Keeshonds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Samoyeds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
American Eskimo Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Keeshond breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Samoyed breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

American Eskimo Dog vs Keeshond vs Samoyed Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The American Eskimo Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Keeshond is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Samoyed is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts
Diabetes
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
No data available Bloat
Diabetes
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Pulmonic Stenosis
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
American Eskimo Dogs are high energy dogs.
Keeshonds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Samoyeds are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
American Eskimo Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Keeshonds exercise need is minimal.
Samoyeds need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
American Eskimo Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Keeshonds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Samoyeds don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The American Eskimo Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Keeshond can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Samoyed can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The American Eskimo Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Keeshond has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Samoyed has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The American Eskimo Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Keeshond is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Samoyed is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

American Eskimo Dog vs Keeshond vs Samoyed Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 3-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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