Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesPookimo, Eskapoo, Eskidoodle,
Eski-poo, Eskimopoo
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupDesigner, Toy
Bred ForFamily Companion
Life Span10-13 Years
Ideal Weight13-20 Pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height9-15 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeWeather-Resistant, Double coat,
Curly, Wavy, Soft
Common ColorsSparkling White and Cream, Gray,
Apricot, Brown, Black and White
AvailabilityModerately available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToAmerican Eskimo

The Eskipoo is a crossbreed between American Eskimo and Poodle. It is a small-sized dog that is known as Eskapoo, Eskimopoo, Pookimo, Eskidoosle.

The appearance is mixed where the muzzle is either short or medium and the ears are either upright or fallen down. The body is sturdily built with a round face.

The Eskipoo does well with people who are loving and caring. It can be owned by a single living person as long as it gets attention and love. It is a happy and loving dog that is best in the house from small kids to old people.

Temperament, Behavior, Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Eskipoo is mixed with both of its parents. It has a cheerful, affectionate nature like Poodle and loyal, energetic and protective like American Eskimo. This mixed temperament them makes them a great companion for a family who is looking for a friendly dog.

Behavior: Eskipoo is quite an attention seeker which loves to be the center of its family attention. If they are not paid attention or left alone for a long period of time, they can become destructive and also depressed. Therefore, it is not the best idea to leave them alone for a long period of time.

Personality: The personality of the Eskipoo is energetic, alert, and loyal. It needs regular exercise to keep itself healthy. They are very cautious of the activity going on in the surrounding and if they sense anything unusual, they will bark and warn their owner. However, they are not likely to get aggressive.

Is Eskipoo Child-Friendly?

Eskipoo gets along with children very well as they are playful, fun and also adores children. They can play with kids all day long and do not get tired easily.

Although they are a friendly dog, their interaction with small kids should always be supervised so there is no harsh behavior from either party. Guide your kids as well as your kids to be gentle.

A girl and Eskipoo hanging
A girl and Eskipoo hanging out and having fun.
Image Source: Instagram- stanleyandmilo4


Eskipoo is not a tough dog to train as they are very smart and catch on new commands and instruction fast. They need a leader who can train them with patient and consistency.

They tend to respond well to positive methods of training, so provide them with treats and vocal praises as a reward. This will encourage and motivate them to get focused on the training. Once the basic training is completed, enroll them in advance training.


  • The Eskipoo is not recognized by any major kennel club and has been registered in some of the designer breeds clubs.
  • It is believed to be originated in the 1990s in the United States.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesDeafness, Cataracts, Patellar Luxation,
Hip Dysplasia, Obesity,
Vaccination RequiredLeptospirosis, Canine Coronavirus, Rabies,
Canine Parvovirus, Canine Parainfluenza,
Canine Distemper, Kennel Cough
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingMinimal Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 18%
Fat: 5%-8%

The Eskipoo can face the following health problem during their 10-13 years if life.

  • Deafness: It is a common problem in the white-colored dog. It does not affect any body part of your dog or hamper the way it lives. It will have a hearing problem that does not affect the overall health of your dog. There are many hearing aids in the market which can be used on your dog to improve its day to day living of life.
  • Obesity: Once obesity is seen in your dog, it will invite many other diseases in your dogs like diabetes, joints and bone pain. So, give them a balanced diet and involve them in regular exercise to keep them in shape. This way they will not get any serious health problem and it will improve their way of living life.


The Eskipoo comes in the following combination of colors:

  • Cream
  • White
  • Gray
  • Apricot
  • Brown
  • Beige
  • Black


Eskipoo puppy
Cute little Eskipoo puppy.
Image Source: Greenfield Puppies

Cost: The average cost of the Eskipoo is between $500-$700 USD.


Height: The average height of the Eskipoo is between 9-15 inches.

Weight: he average weight of the Eskipoo is between 15-20 pounds.

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