Wheaten Eskimo Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Wheaten Eskimo so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Wheaten Eskimo Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Wheaten Eskimo puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Wheaten Eskimo, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Wheaten Eskimo for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Wheaten Eskimo gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Wheaten Eskimo?
Average: The Wheaten Eskimo is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Wheaten Eskimo Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Wheaten Eskimo weigh? Wheaten Eskimo weight:
Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Wheaten Eskimo? Wheaten Eskimo average weight:
Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg)
Height
How tall is the Wheaten Eskimo? Wheaten Eskimo height:
Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Wheaten Eskimo average height:
Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Wheaten Eskimo Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Wheaten Eskimo have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FluffyCurly
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Wheaten Eskimo's coat?
WhiteBiscuitWheaten
Grooming
How to groom the Wheaten Eskimo and how often?
Advanced: The Wheaten Eskimo requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Wheaten Eskimo a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Wheaten Eskimo, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Wheaten Eskimo dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Wheaten Eskimo?
Wheaten Eskimos shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Wheaten Eskimo breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Wheaten Eskimo need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Wheaten Eskimo every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Wheaten Eskimo Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Wheaten Eskimo have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AlertFriendlyIntelligentEnergeticIndependentProtectiveAffectionateFaithfulPlayfulSpirited
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Wheaten Eskimo? Are they intelligent?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Wheaten Eskimo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Wheaten Eskimos are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Wheaten Eskimo is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Wheaten Eskimo sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Wheaten Eskimos don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Wheaten Eskimos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Wheaten Eskimo need? Wheaten Eskimo social needs:
Wheaten Eskimos need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Wheaten Eskimo dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Wheaten Eskimo bark?
Average to High: The Wheaten Eskimo is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have a different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Wheaten Eskimo good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Wheaten Eskimos are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Wheaten Eskimos will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Wheaten Eskimo dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Wheaten Eskimos strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Wheaten Eskimo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Wheaten Eskimo? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Wheaten Eskimo? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Wheaten Eskimo has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Wheaten Eskimo has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Wheaten Eskimo bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Wheaten Eskimo, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Wheaten Eskimo do?
Wheaten Eskimos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Wheaten Eskimos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Wheaten Eskimo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Wheaten Eskimo roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Wheaten Eskimo is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Wheaten Eskimo have high prey drive?
Wheaten Eskimos 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Wheaten Eskimo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Wheaten Eskimo breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Wheaten Eskimos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Wheaten Eskimos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Wheaten Eskimo Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Wheaten Eskimo temperament with other people:
Wheaten Eskimos are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Wheaten Eskimo dogs get along with other pets? Are Wheaten Eskimo dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Wheaten Eskimos usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Wheaten Eskimo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Wheaten Eskimo temperament with children:
Wheaten Eskimos are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Wheaten Eskimo dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Wheaten Eskimos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Wheaten Eskimo good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Wheaten Eskimo dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Wheaten Eskimos are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Wheaten Eskimo can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Wheaten Eskimo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Wheaten Eskimos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Wheaten Eskimos good office dogs? Do Wheaten Eskimos make good office friendly dogs? Can Wheaten Eskimos be office dogs?
No
Wheaten Eskimo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Wheaten Eskimo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Wheaten Eskimo temperament with senior people? Are Wheaten Eskimo dogs good for elderly owners?
Wheaten Eskimos are usually recommended for elderly people.

Wheaten Eskimo Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Wheaten Eskimo dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Wheaten Eskimo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Wheaten Eskimo breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Wheaten Eskimo breed? Most common health risks of Wheaten Eskimo:
CataractsDiabetesHip DysplasiaLegg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Addison's DiseaseAllergiesCancerRenal Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Wheaten Eskimo breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Wheaten Eskimo see the vet?
Average
The Wheaten Eskimo should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Wheaten Eskimo dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Wheaten Eskimo be? What is the age limit of the Wheaten Eskimo? How many years can the oldest Wheaten Eskimo live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Wheaten Eskimo: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Wheaten Eskimo breed hypoallergenic?
No
Wheaten Eskimos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Wheaten Eskimo have? What is the activity level of the Wheaten Eskimo?
Wheaten Eskimos are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Wheaten Eskimo dogs require per day?
Wheaten Eskimos need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Wheaten Eskimos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Wheaten Eskimo need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Wheaten Eskimo risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Wheaten Eskimo's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Wheaten Eskimo's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Wheaten Eskimo can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog. Dogs can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia in extremely cold weather, so it is important to take precautions to keep your dog safe and comfortable during the winter months.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Wheaten Eskimo has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Wheaten Eskimo drool?
The Wheaten Eskimo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Wheaten Eskimo could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Wheaten Eskimo. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Wheaten Eskimo As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Wheaten Eskimo be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Wheaten Eskimo is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Wheaten Eskimo be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Wheaten Eskimo be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Wheaten Eskimo is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Wheaten Eskimo be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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. Wheaten Eskimo is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Wheaten Eskimo be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Wheaten Eskimo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Wheaten Eskimo be a boat dog?

Not really

Wheaten Eskimo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Wheaten Eskimo be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Wheaten Eskimo is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Wheaten Eskimo dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Wheaten Eskimo Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Wheaten Eskimo: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Wheaten Eskimo have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-8 puppies

Wheaten Eskimo Recognition

AKC Group
Is Wheaten Eskimo recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Wheaten Eskimo recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Wheaten Eskimo breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Wheaten Eskimo Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Wheaten Eskimos are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Wheaten Eskimo breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Wheaten Eskimo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Wheaten Eskimos are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Wheaten Eskimos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Wheaten Eskimos are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Wheaten Eskimos are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Wheaten Eskimos are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Wheaten Eskimos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Wheaten Eskimos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Wheaten Eskimo requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Wheaten Eskimos shed above average.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Wheaten Eskimo's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Wheaten Eskimo is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Wheaten Eskimos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Wheaten Eskimos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Wheaten Eskimo is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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