News Flash!!   - A book about the Eskie (and the Northern Breeds) - written by Theresa Wright - contains 40 years worth of information.  All about the Eskie and their Northern Breed Family!

"The Dog Beautiful" - BOOK 1 - Take a Look!

Authored by: by Theresa Wright, Ph.D.,

The Dog Beautiful is the essential guide that explains the origins, type, temperament, behavior, training, health, modern genetics and more - based on the beautiful Northern Breeds. Are you interested in learning more about Eskies and their Spitz family origins? This book has something new for everyone.

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The Northern, Nordic and Spitz breeds are indeed some of the most beautiful dogs in the world. One look into their eyes touches the depths of the soul and energizes the vibrant and spirited life-force that is as enduring as nature itself. The Northern Breeds are the primitive ancestors that adapted their behavior patterns to be able to cohabitate with people. This in turn unlocked the hidden genetics associated with domestication and resulted in the development and expression of new traits and variations such as size, coat, body type, temperament and personality. Primitive dogs that dwelled on the fringes of human society into trusting partners that specialized in helping mankind survive by herding, hunting, pulling sleds, guarding and providing companionship. They followed people as they travelled across Europe, Asia, Siberia and North American to become the foundation stock that evolved into the many treasured breeds of dogs that are loved and cherished today.

The way we relate to our dogs is framed by the dogs we’ve encountered and held close in our past. Just as our character is shaped by many defining moments in our past, we are also shaped by our ancestors and the genetics we inherited from them. Similar principles hold true for dogs in that fully comprehending true nature of the dogs we love is incomplete until we reach further into their past to understand their spirit, their nature and their character.  Today's modern dog breeds are woven from the very same fabric and genetics of the Northern Breeds. We never realized how many varieties were locked away inside of their genome until we brought them into our homes and our hearts. This book is an essential guide that helps us understand the ancestral journey our dogs have made as well as providing the keys to unlock, understand appreciate their true nature.Etiam nper.

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  Breeding Goals

    Home of the Original Teddy Bear Puppies.

Current Litters (Arrivals)

Planned Breedings (Future)

Mini Puppies

Teddy Bear Puppy

Our breeding program strives to produce happy, healthy, outgoing puppies with people pleasing personalities. With our first American Eskimo in 1969, the path to learning about the northern breeds, becoming involved with the Eskie, showing and later breeding became the path forward.  The year 1980 marked the start of breeding and showing these beautiful dogs.  At that time, we put together a selective breeding program with the goal of improving both type and temperament.

We extensively researched our foundation puppies and dogs back several generations and kept track of the traits and personalities of the dogs in the pedigrees. Using trial and error, we worked with Champion/Grand Champion pedigrees, participated in State and National Eskie Clubs and partnered with fellow breeders. We developed our original "Teddy Bear" type in 1985, which are known for beauty, balance and and outgoing, people-loving temperament. Our lines have proven their excellence in the UKC and AKC show rings since that time.

Our puppies have proven themselves from generation to generation to be very adaptable - and they love their "people." We produce family-oriented loving pets with the potential to do as much or to go as far as their "people" would like to take them. If you adopt a Teddy Bear puppy or adult, they are yours to take into the show ring for that Championship title, or into the obedience ring to demonstrate their remarkable ability to learn, or into the agility ring to show how well a dog and human coalesce to think alike and work together.  Our breeding program has finished and produced over 100 conformation and obedience titles in both UKC and AKC! One of our puppies (Angela) was registered with the FCI as a German Spitz and earned almost 10 championship titles in that registry and placed consistently.  Other pups from our breeding program have earned titles from competing in Obedience, Agility and other sports, such as flyball!

Of course, these dogs can simply be loyal companions, they will happily soak up all the love and spoiling that can be lavished upon them. Some of our puppies have been in TV commercials, some were featured in Magic Shows, and many are certified as Therapy dogs and visit hospitals, nursing homes and schools.companion animal therapists. There are no limits to the relationship that you can develop with your Eskie.

 "The Teddy Bear Type"

FAQ:  Yes - All of our puppies ARE the Teddy Bear Type...

Wright's American Eskimos originally coined the phrase and developed what we called the "Teddy Bear Type" very early in our breeding program. Our intention was to provide a phrase that visualizes and describes a type of eskie that has a broader muzzle, heavier coat, heavier bone, a little more substance (but not overdone) which gives the dog a fuller, more aristocratic, yet balanced appearance. Our dogs are bred from generations of hand-picked dogs that are structurally well balanced, have correct single tracking movement and a flowing, elegant ground covering gait.

We use the principles of selective breeding desirable traits (many of which are recessive) to produce a heavier coat, a longer than average coat, adequate heavy bone (as in the true ancestral type,) strong black points, a bear-like muzzle shape (wedge shaped) which minimizes tear stains, solid proportion with exceptional balance and movement, (single-tracking, angulation, drive) outgoing, loving disposition. keen wit and intelligence.

The personality traits have been developed by nurturing and breeding dogs with desirable attitudes and personalities and by culling stock that is lacking. After five to seven generations of nurturing, we have achieved a consistent high degree of uniformity in both personality and type in our puppies.

When breeding for more substance and bone, the puppies tend to develop more slowly and at a more consistent pace. Some will go through many awkward physical and emotional stages as they mature. They usually take longer to go through the stages of development. Generally, our puppies take 2 to 3 years before true physical adulthood is reached. But they also seem to always retain the playful mind of puppyhood.

Our foundation dogs were OFA certified clear of hip dysplasia. The OFA stands for the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.

Breeding Program Fundamentals:

  • Selective breeding down through multiple generations to produce consistent physical qualities and minimize less desirable traits.  

  • First hand knowledge of the traits in several generations of the ancestry that can potentially influence or impact future generations.

  • Using high quality premium feeds.

  • Using NuVet supplements to enable the body to use food and nutrients to meet the body's specific nutritional needs, to boost health and immunity so that the individual can naturally ward off health problems.

  • Adapting to a "holistic" health program to reduce (or in some cases eliminated) the need to vaccinate, and a responsible de-worming protocol based on incorporating holistic methods (homeopathy, herbals, energy principles and the best of medical science.) to reduce the risk of illness and chances of developing diseases and conditions. 

Reservations and Deposits

The Adoption & Reservation Information page details the adoption process, how to reserve a puppy and considerations regarding transportation. Please note that at this time, the wait list has grown and is very long.   Adoption Info



To be placed on the reservation list, a deposit of $25 is required. The deposit is applied to the cost of adoption. The remaining amount is not due until the puppy is picked up, or just prior to making shipping arrangements.

Mailing Address:

Theresa Wright
121 Ridgemount Drive
Troy, MO 63379
 Emails are preferred.
 Phone: 573-384-5043 (best time - evenings/weekends)

Litter and Puppy Availability

The Adoption & Reservation Information page details the adoption process, how to reserve a puppy and considerations regarding transportation.  Adoption Info

  • The timing and availability of puppies is completely up to mother nature.
  • When placing a deposit for a puppy from a future litter, please bear in mind that the timeframe is unknown until the breeding takes place or the litter arrives. We do our best to work with mother nature. 
  • The time span between litters averages between 8 to 10 months at the very minimum.  Sometimes, if the mom needs an extended rest cycle, it is longer.
  • Mother nature controls the willingness of the dogs to breed, the timing of when litters arrive, the number of puppies as well as the number of males/females in the litter.
  • The duration from the time of mating, through birthing and and weaning is between 5-6 months.   from the time mating takes place until the time the puppy is ready.
  • Gestation (the time from mating to giving birth) is approximately 9 weeks.
  • Puppies are raised in a natural environment and ready to go around 10-12 weeks of age, which is the time the adaptive immune system starts to function.

Resting Between Litters - Crystal

     Adoption Info

  • Puppies will be standard size - 15-17 inches, (27-33 pounds)
  • Crystal is a daughter of Kharisma, who is a concentration of our original lines -
    (Obe, Quantum, Charisma and Thunder.)
  • These lines are known for extra broad muzzles, stocky bodies, elegant movement and very outgoing, people-loving personalities.


Crystal                                Kharisma (grandmother)


Chewbacca (grandfather)            Legolas

Litter Born

JAnuary 7, 2024 - Crystalina - Danikin 

Adoption Info  Two females, one male have arrived - Sorry, pups have been reserved.

  One Male, Two Females - Pups have been reserved.

  • If you're on the waiting list, please contact us to get on the short list and contingency list for this litter that will be ready around the end of March.
  • Crystalina is a daugher of Crystal and the newest generation of Charisma's lineage. Heavy coats, outgoing personality, broad muzzle and a beautiful, gentle and sweet natured personality are the characteristic traits of this bloodline.
  • Crystalina is about 15 inches to the shoulder. She is a wonderful monther, is playful and pertpetually happy.
  • These lines have exceptional beauty and movement, with broad muzzles, more substance and endearing personalities that put people first
  • Puppies will be standard size - 15-17 inches, (27-33 pounds)

Crystalina    Crystal    

Crystalina                                Crystal (grandmother)


Kharisma (great grandma)       Charisma (great-greatgrandma)


Chewbacca (great-grandfather)            Danikin

Litter Born JANUARY 18, 2023 - AKASIA- DANIKIN

One Female puppy

  • There is 1 girl and she has been reserved.
  • Puppy will be ready around the beginning of April.
  • Akasia and her mom, Sabrina, are15 inches tall, have heavy coats, are outgoing with a beautiful, gentle and sweet natured
  • Akasia is a daughter of Sabrina who is a daughter of Siberia who is a daughter of Talia (the takeaway is that the puppies are a product of several generations of Wright's bloodlines.)
  • These lines have exceptional beauty and movement, with extra broad muzzles, more substance and endearing personalities that put people first
  • Kenobi is a from Smokey Mtn bloodlines (the Chamberlains) Our bloodlines share common foundation stock.


Akasia                                Sabrina (grandmother)


Siberia (great grandmom)       Talia (great-greatgrandmom)



 Resting Between Litters - Sabrina/CHEWBACCA

 Sorry, all puppies have gone to their new homes      Adoption Info

  • There is 1 girl and 2 boys.
  • Please contact us if you are already on the waiting list for a puppy.
  • Puppies will be ready to go around the end of April, 2022
  • Please contact us about the contingency list, in case of cancellation.
  • Puppies should be between 14 and 17 inches when full grown, they have broad muzzles, heavy bone and coat
  • Sabrina is 15 inches tall, has a very heavy coat, is outgoing, has a beautiful nature, is very gentle and sweet
  • Sabrina is a daughter of Siberia and granddaughter of Talia
  • Both Sabrina and Chewbacca are the product of many generations of Wright's bloodlines
  • Both Siberia and Chewbacca are the product of many generations of Wright's bloodlines
  • These lines have exceptional beauty and movement, with extra broad muzzles, more substance and endearing personalities that put people first


Sabrina                                Talia (grandmother)

Chewbacca        Siberia

Chewbacca (Father)            Siberia


 NuVet Supplements

Link to NuVet Supplements (use code 21690)

NuVet is the only supplement that we heartily use and recommend.  The tablets are cold pressed and minimally processed from vital ingredients found in nature. We are very proud to distribute NuVet Labs Products.  This product has enabled us to help increase our pet's longevity and quality of life. These supplements contain a fabulously comprehensive formulation of herbs, minerals and antioxidants that are not readily available in food sources that are available today.  NuVet is NOT a vitamin - it is formulated to enable the body's vitamins and enzymes to complete the biochemical reactions that enable health and well being.  NuVet also contains  herbs that are synergistically formulated to detoxify the body from pollutants and defend against free radicals that enable disease and aging.

To learn more about the benefits visit the NuVet website.  http://www.nuvet.com/21690

NuVet can be reached toll free


Major considerations in formulating NuVet Plus™ were the human grade quality of ingredients and their nutritional values, as well as the bio digestibility and utilization into the cellular framework. We also considered the chemicals and toxins that find their way into our animals' food. NuVet Plus™ was formulated to combat these harmful pollutants. NuVet Labs™ has designed a cutting edge formula that we believe will help increase your pets longevity and quality of life. Our scientists performed extensive research and experiments with a variety of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and herbs, until they created NuVet Plus™, which provides a powerful synergistic defense against the harm caused by free radicals.

If  your pet suffers from Allergies, skin/coat problems, arthritis, tumors, cancer, cataracts or other diseases please visit the NuVet website to learn how you can help your pet start on the path of disease protection today.   The cost of purchasing just two or three of the ingredients in NuVet costs more than purchasing NuVet!


  • Alfalfa - aids poor digestion, regulates appetite
  • Alpha Amylase - aids in absorption of nutrients
  • Beta Carotene - skeletal growth, embryonic function, reduces cancerous tumors
  • Blue Green Algae - strengthens immune system, purifies blood, aids brain and nervous system
  • Brewer's Yeast - natural source of B vitamins, reduces fleas on pets
  • Cat's Claw - healing properties for cancer, viral/respiratory infections, allergies, arthritis and rheumatism
  • Desiccated Liver - strengthens nervous system, aids digestion, tissue formation and production of red blood cells
  • Evening Primrose Oil - stimulates digestion, aids arthritis, rheumatism, decreases blood clotting
  • Methionine - improves skin and coat, reduces fatigue, prevents excess fat buildup in the liver (excess fat stores oil soluble toxins)
  • Oyster Shell - calcium, magnesium and trace mineral source for bones, proper heart function, essential for nerves and muscles
  • Papain - aids in protein digestion, cleanses tissues and intestinal walls of waste matter
  • Potassium (Citrate) - required for proper function of muscles, regulates cellular water balance
  • Selenium (Yeast) - protects again cancer of the lungs, colon, rectum and prostate
  • Shark Cartilage - anti-inflammatory healing for hip dysplasia and arthritis, shrinks tumors by inhibiting tumor blood supply
  • Vitamin C - promotes immune system white blood cell and interferon levels.  Promotes growth, cell repair and damage from free radicals
  • Vitamin E - protects cell structure against free radicals.  Improves the immune system, reduces heart disease, anemia, nutritional muscular dystrophy and neurological abnormalities
  • Whey Protein - builds and maintains muscle mass.  Boosts immune system against viruses and bacterial infection
  • Zinc, Dipeptide Chelate - a necessary component required by over 100 enzymes that work with red blood cells for oxygen/CO2 exchange.  Aids in healing wounds, cell division and maintains normal levels of Vitamin A.

Compare the cost of NuVet compared to purchasing the fresh cold-pressed ingredients separately. NuVet is less expensive.


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Thank you for your interest in Wright's American Eskimos.  There are several pages on this site about the American Eskimo and our Dogs, Puppies and breeding program. You're also invidted to visit our book site "The Dog Beautiful", and also visit our Facebook page for The Dog Beautiful, which contains over 50 years of knowledge and experience about the American Eskimo and the Northern Breed Dogs.  

Contact Us

Wright's American Eskimos, (Theresa Wright,) can be contacted via  Email. 

Address: Troy MO, USA 63379
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