Back in the days of Wild West shows and traveling circuses, the American Eskimo Dog was often the star of the show with his agility, ability to do tricks and showy white coat. The breed is intelligent and playful. They're protective of family, making them good watchdogs. Your American Eskimo Dog puppy needs early training and socialization; take him with you everywhere to expose him to different experiences and environments. With training, stimulation and daily exercise, he's a fun-loving, people-pleasing companion.