American Eskimo - Miniature

Temperament: A friendly, trainable, sporty dog in a compact size, these all white spitz-type dogs prefer to be with their people.

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)

Life Span: 13-15 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.52

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: -0.10

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: -0.03

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Firefly’s Aim to Misbehave F0.87-0.230.00
2 HH Built On Courage F0.46-0.09-0.03
3CH Stardust Hot Time In The City F0.36-0.040.01
4CH Ducat's Smokin' Hot M0.36-0.03-0.02
5CH Sycamore Ducat's Fire Tricks F0.45-0.08-0.02
6GRCH CH Wintersun's Time Traveler M0.46-0.080.09
7 Kickapoo Wynneira Will'O'Wisp F0.52-0.13-0.03
8 Wynneiras Double Shot M0.79-0.22-0.14
9 Miluk of Gadar's Eskies F0.440.00-0.15
10 Gadar's Eskies Pika F0.43-0.05-0.05

Originally these little dogs came to the US with German immigrants, but their pretty white coats were less desirable on farms and they soon became sought after additions to travelling shows and circuses.

An OFA survey showed that cancer and eye disorders are the most commonly reported health issue. There is also a rising concern about diabetes in the breed. For more detailed information see below: https://aedca.org/public/WhattheOFAHealthSurveyMeans_Updated_2019.pdf

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

DLA Haplotypes in the Breed

The Dog Leukocyte Antigen or DLA is the region in the canine genome that controls the immune system, among other things. There are three classes or areas, and the VGL Canine Diversity Test genotypes or records the two regions with the most variation. Because it is an area that mutates more rapidly than others, the method VGL uses is ideal for identifying specific combinations of DNA, and not merely showing whether a dog inherited two of the same sets of genetics from its parents or two different ones.

"Haplotype" is a generic name for a set of genes that are bound together and inherited as a set. The DLA Class I and Class II haplotypes are very tightly bound and represent about 2 million base pairs of DNA - a sizeable chunk. These two haplotypes together make an extended haplotype that is nearly always passed from parent to puppies as a pair. We therefore have two tables below showing both the combinations of DLA found in this breed and how often they appear, and also how often they appear individually.

Remember that frequency percentages do not show how many dogs carry them, but rather how many of these haplotypes exist in the breed as a whole. Every dog has two sets of DLA haplotypes, one inherited from dam, and one inherited from sire. These almost never recombine in new generations.

DLA Class I/Class II Combinations :

Class I HaplotypeClass II HaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
1054202240.91%
1014203727.27%
1002200113.64%
109320329.09%
115320539.09%


DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I100213.64%
Class I101427.27%
Class I105440.91%
Class I10939.09%
Class I11539.09%
Class II200113.64%
Class II202240.91%
Class II20329.09%
Class II203727.27%
Class II20539.09%


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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Ducat's Smokin' HotM0.36-0.03-0.02
2Firefly’s Aim to MisbehaveF0.87-0.230.00
3Gadar Tikaani EskiesM0.50-0.140.00
4Gadar's Eskies PikaF0.43-0.05-0.05
5HH Built On CourageF0.46-0.09-0.03
6Kickapoo Wynneira Will'O'WispF0.52-0.13-0.03
7Miluk of Gadar's EskiesF0.440.00-0.15
8Stardust Hot Time In The CityF0.36-0.040.01
9Stormrunner Piobaire Cu AlainnF0.56-0.12-0.05
10Sycamore Ducat's Fire TricksF0.45-0.08-0.02
11Wintersun's Time TravelerM0.46-0.080.09
12Wynneiras Double ShotM0.79-0.22-0.14

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