Non-sporting dogs are a diverse group. Some, like the Schipperke and Tibetan Spaniel, are uncommon sights in the average neighborhood. Others, however, like the Poodle and Lhasa Apso, have quite a large following.
Intelligent, alert and friendly, the American Eskimo Dog is also an excellent watchdog, protective of his home and family. The Eskie learns quickly and is eager to please his owner, but requires daily exercise.