Species group: Mixed Breeds
Other name(s): American Eskimo Dog / Standard Poodle Mix, Eskapoo, Pookimo
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The first generation Eskapoo is a cross between a pure American Eskimo Dog and a pure Poodle, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix.
Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the Pookimo can be more variable than most, since its coat can be straight or curly. If the Poodle in the mix is a Miniature, the mix should run smaller than if a Standard Poodle was used.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, the Eskapoo is the offspring of two highly regarded performing breeds. Try bonding with your pet by teaching it to perform tricks that give it a positive way to win attention.