Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Connecticut, United States
Posted May 17, 2015
I currently own a male American Eskimo that we rescued from a shelter. His previous home was abusive and could not afford his medical bills. It is necessary that JJ consumes a special type of food that can only be purchased directly from the veterinarian, which can be very costly but we love him nonetheless. Not a very friendly dog, though this may be due to his previous owners. He enjoys being isolated and requires a good amount of alone time. Often he will hide under the bed or table until he feels comfortable coming out. He gets very worked up upon encountering strangers. We have had to restrain him from aggression on multiple occasions.
On the positive side, he never barks. I don't think I have ever heard him bark, though at times he does get a bit frisky and growls. I would not trust this breed with children. He is a great lap dog and enjoys nothing more than to snuggle up on the couch and be loved. Overall, very selfish dog in need of generous amounts of attention.