Eskimo Chi

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Eskimo Chi History

The Eskimo Chi is a fairly new hybrid or designer breed of small lapdog that originated in Japan in 1998. The Fido Project, a Tokyo-based non-profit organization, developed this crossbreed by combining a Shitzu (a Japanese toy terrier) with a Chihuahua, and registering it with the American Canine Hybrid Club in 1998. The Inuit, or Eskimo, people originating in Alaska and Canada have a natural isolation from the rest of the world. The Inuit people have depended upon their dogs for many centuries as companions, hunters, sled dogs, and protectors.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Eskimo Chi Physical Characteristics

The Eskimo Chi is a small, somewhat rare toy breed that typically stands between 8 and 11 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 4 and 10 pounds. They have a thick, double-layered, white coat that is usually tipped with black. They have a small, fox-like head with short, erect ears. The eyes are usually a piercing, dark blue. The nose and muzzle are the same color as the eyes and the ears are rounded. They have thick, short hair on their paws. Their tail is often curled.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

White, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 9 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 15 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 6 – 20 lbs

Female Weight Range: 6 – 20 lbs

Eskimo Chi Health

Description of breed health.


13-20 yrs

Eskimo Chi Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, PK, Demodicosis, Pulmonic Stenosis, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Glaucoma, Hydrocephalus, Eye Problems, Mitral Valve Disease, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Alopecia, Corneal Dystrophy, Cryptorchidism

Eskimo Chi Temperament and Behaviour

The Eskimo Chi is an energetic and fun-loving dog that likes to play. They are very intelligent and easy to train, but they can also be stubborn. They are very social with their owners, but tend to not be as outgoing towards strangers.

Eskimo Chi Activity Requirements

The Eskimo Dog, also known as the Siberian Husky, is an athletic, high-energy dog that was bred as a sled dog. They need lots of exercise and do well in colder climates. While they are an extremely energetic, active breed that requires a great deal of exercise, they do well in homes with yards or in cooler climates. They are best suited to living in a climate with snow, where they can run around outside and run. The Eskimo Chi is a sweet, affectionate, and loyal breed of dog that makes a great pet for an active, adventurous family. If you are looking for a large, athletic, and outgoing dog, the Siberian Husky may be a good choice.

Miles Per Day

7 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Eskimo Chi is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Eskimo Chi is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Eskimo Chi is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Eskimo Chi is part of the Unclassified group.

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