The Eskipoo is a designer breed created by crossing the American Eskimo and Poodle. These sturdily built dogs are small-sized having a round head, well-set eyes (sometimes blue), floppy ears, short black muzzle, and dense coat. Owing to their good-natured and happy temperament, they are a wonderful and popular pet choice, suitable for all ages.
|Other Names||Pookimo, Eskimopoo, Eskimodoodle, Eskidoodle, Eski-Poo, Eskapoo|
|Coat||Weather resistant Double Coat: Dense Inner Coat; Curly, Wavy and Soft Outer Coat|
|Color||Most common colors are sparkling white and cream; Might also come in gray, apricot, brown, black and beige.|
|Group (of Breed)||Designer|
|Life expectancy||10 to 13 years|
|Weight||13 to 20 pounds|
|Size and Height||Small; 9 to 15 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, Energetic, Playful, Gentle, Loving, Affectionate|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Barking||Some do not bark at all whiles others might bark at the sight of a strange face or when left alone.|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DBR (Designer Breed Registry), ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club), DRA ( Dog Registry of America, Inc.), IDCR (International Design Canine Registry), DDKC (Designer Dogs Kennel Club)|
The Eskipoos may have been bred with the intention of creating a hardy, sturdy yet loving and affectionate breed like both its parents, who can emerge as a wonderful companion dog.
The name Pookimo has been recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and Designer Breed Registry, whereas the International Design Canine Registry recognizes the name Eskipoo.
Having a cheerful and loving disposition, they are amicable and get along well with people of all ages beginning from children to the elderly folk as well as other dogs and pets. They enjoy being in the company of their family members, also showing eagerness to please and satisfy their owners. In fact, leaving them alone for prolonged period may affect their personality in a negative way. They are great attention seekers loving to be noticed by their masters always—a quality that might compel them to be jealous of the little ones in the family.
The barking trait of the American Eskimo dog and Poodle is highly inherent in this breed making them let out a howl the moment they spot an unfamiliar face, hear any strange noise or are suffering from pangs of loneliness. Though they have a good compatibility with children, it is essential to teach the kids to handle them with care, thus requiring an adult supervision during their interaction with these dogs. Just like its American Eskimo parent, this breed too enjoys cold weather, while some of them might also have fun playing in the snow.
Having an intelligence level has high as its Poodle parent, these dogs are a trainer’s delight as it would be easy to teach them a lot of interesting tricks. The Eskipoo puppies should be imparted with socialization and obedience training to help them develop a pleasing personality. The trainer should be firm and patient enough to handle this active breed well. You can also teach your pet to housebreak and help him get rid of separation anxiety if it is too high in him.
It is essential to provide the Eskipoo with dry dog food divided into equal meals. Apart from this make sure you give him a well-balanced diet having sufficient amount of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and other minerals.