Welcome to our guide to the Eskimo Chi.
The Eskimo Chi is a mix of two different breeds, the American Eskimo and the Chihuahua.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Eskimo Chi breed of dog.
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If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Eskimo Chi you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy a Eskimo Chi – then see our list of Eskimo Chi breeders.
Why Choose a Eskimo Chi?
What type of owners buy a Eskimo Chi?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Eskimo Chi breed?
Why do you think the Eskimo Chi is special?
What are your favourite things about the Eskimo Chi?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Eskimo Chi and not another breed?
How would you describe the Eskimo Chi temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Eskimo Chi over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Eskimo Chi?
About The Breed
What colors of Eskimo Chi are most popular?
What does the Eskimo Chi look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Eskimo Chi breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Eskimo Chi and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Eskimo Chi have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Eskimo Chi?
What is the breed standard/description for the Eskimo Chi?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Eskimo Chi that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Eskimo Chi breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Eskimo Chi?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Eskimo Chi breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Eskimo Chi match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Eskimo Chi – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Eskimo Chi puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Eskimo Chi home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Eskimo Chi, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Eskimo Chi weigh?
When the Eskimo Chi is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Eskimo Chi ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Eskimo Chi smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Eskimo Chi growth chart?
What breed group does the Eskimo Chi come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Eskimo Chi is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Eskimo Chi with children?
Do you think the Eskimo Chi is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Eskimo Chi get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Eskimo Chi owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Eskimo Chi or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Eskimo Chi be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Eskimo Chi during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Eskimo Chi?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Eskimo Chi breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Eskimo Chi puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Eskimo Chi?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Eskimo Chi cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Eskimo Chi and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Eskimo Chi owners?
What types of people are buying the Eskimo Chi and why?
Where can I buy Eskimo Chi rescue dogs or find a Eskimo Chi for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Eskimo Chi can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Eskimo Chi puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Eskimo Chi?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Eskimo Chi?
As a Eskimo Chi breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Eskimo Chi?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Eskimo Chi’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Eskimo Chi puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Eskimo Chi have popular names?
If my Eskimo Chi is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Eskimo Chi be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Eskimo Chi biting?
How do you prevent a Eskimo Chi chewing?
How do you stop a Eskimo Chi jumping up?
Does the Eskimo Chi have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Eskimo Chi keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Eskimo Chi dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Eskimo Chi and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Eskimo Chi owners?
As a breeder of the Eskimo Chi , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Eskimo Chi breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Eskimo Chi owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Eskimo Chi?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Eskimo Chi compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Eskimo Chi owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Eskimo Chi?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Eskimo Chi shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Eskimo Chi a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Eskimo Chi?
Can you offer new Eskimo Chi owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Eskimo Chi?
What started your interest in showing the Eskimo Chi?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Eskimo Chi – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Eskimo Chi and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Eskimo Chi?
What official organisations are there for the new Eskimo Chi owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Eskimo Chi, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remained the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Eskimo Chi out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Eskimo Chi special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Eskimo Chi and do you have any tips or advice for new Eskimo Chi owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Eskimo Chi home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Eskimo Chi to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Eskimo Chi sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Eskimo Chi owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Eskimo Chi?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Eskimo Chi have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Eskimo Chi have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Eskimo Chi vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Eskimo Chi for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Eskimo Chi be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Eskimo Chi spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Eskimo Chi is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Eskimo Chi not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Eskimo Chi?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Eskimo Chi dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Eskimo Chi?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Eskimo Chi?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Eskimo Chi – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Eskimo Chi dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Eskimo Chi or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Eskimo Chi.
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