The Canadian Eskimo Dog is one of North America's oldest indigenous purebred dogs with roots dating back over 4,000 years. It is bred less for speed than for hard work, and these dogs are loyal, tough, brave, intelligent, and alert.
This is a working dog known for developing a deep bond with its owner, but they can also be challenging. They have a lot of energy and need a job to do. Canadian Eskimos have an extremely thick coat and love cold weather.
These dogs love sledding and backpacking activities, but make poor watchdogs and guard dogs. They are hardy with an average lifespan of 12-15 years.