BREED COMPARISON:

Volpino Itaiano vs American Eskimo

According to the AKC, the Eski is almost certiainly descended from the European Spitz, including:

White German Spitz

White Keeshound

White Pomeranian

Volpino Italiano (Italian Spitz)

 

 

(After World War II, West Coast breeders may have incorporated the Japanese Spitz into the Eskie)

-The AKC recoginizs three sizes of the American Eskimo.

  • 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

The Volpino is the same in size to the Toy American Eskimo depending on breeder it can have different features but since we originally wrote our research we found, American breeders went to Italy bought Volpino's brought them back to America and changed the name to Toy American Eskimo's claiming they were runts. 

When a Standard American Eskimo shows in an AKC event or a UKC Event the Standard Eski seems to always win over the Toy or mini because they are the true American Eskimo's. Although we found when we showed our Volpino's, they would always win over the Toy, Mini Eskies. This tells us that the judges know the Toy's and Mini's are not true American Eskimo's. Other than the color white, they don't resemble the Standard. 

The FCI does not recognize the American Eskimo Dog because it was developed from the German Spitz breeds and the smaller Toy and Mini from the Volpino Italiano, which are both recognized by FCI in the European Spitz section, Spitz and Primitive Types group.

American Eskimo's were recognized by the AKC in 1995, in the Non-Sporting Group.

View AKC website..........

American Eskimo's    vs    Volpino Italiano
~ Interrelated and share similar features but have evolved into the distinct breeds they are today 

VOLPINO ITALIANO

AMERICAN ESKIMO

The Volpino Italiano

Volpino Italiano vs American Eskimo

BREED COMPARISON:

Volpino Itaiano vs American Eskimo

ACCORDING TO OBIETTIVO ZOOTECNICO

SUL VOLPINO ITALIANO

  • The primary difference between the Volpino and Eski is the facial expression

  • Eskies have smaller, less rounded eyes.

  • The skull of the Toy American Eskimo is wide enough but more rounded in the frontal region, especially viewed from the front.

  • The Eski has greater bone structure.

  • The more elongated build combined with a sorter tail means the American Eskimo does not have the compact proportions of the Volpino Italiano

  • (Anthonio Crepaldi, pg 372).

VOLPINO EYES   vs   ESKIE EYES

Gelsomina Volpino Italiano

VOLPINO COAT   vs   ESKIE COAT

      VOLPINO ITALIANO      vs

MINI ESKIMO

VOLPINO EYES   vs   ESKIE EYES

VOLPINO   vs   ESKIE

PROPORTION

      VOLPINO ITALIANO                      vs

MINI ESKIMO

VOLPINO ITALIANO   COMPARISON TO MINI ESKI

VOLPINO ITALIANO, POMERANIAN, AMERICAN ESKIMO

  • These three breeds share common ancestry but have distinct characteristics.

  • The American Eskimo is the newest of the three breeds, and was developed from various Spit, including the Volpino Italiano.

  • Through selective breeding over the decades, the size and features of today's Pomeranian are very different from the original larger Pomeranian's.

  • The look of the Volpino Italiano, however, has remained virtually the same for hundreds or even throusands of years.

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