My fiance and I are thinking about getting an eskie and we are charmed by their intelligence, ability to train and good looks. Before getting an eskie though, we have just a few questions.
- Is your eskie ok with being home alone during the work days? We work 8am-5pm but will be home in the evenings and weekends to do trick training, walking, hiking and playing.
- Can your eskie be aggressive to other dogs? My parents have a pomeranian and we'd like them to get along well.
- Is your eskie kid friendly? Although we don't have kids right now, we do plan on starting a family in the next 2 or 3 years. Ofcourse we would never leave a young child alone with a dog, but are well trained eskies generally good around kids? I've heard eskies will be good with kids if socialized with them as a puppy. But since we don't have children right now, how often do we need to socialize with kids? Would it be enough to allow kids to pet the eskie while we are on walks or at the park? Or more socialization necessary?
Thank you everyone for your input!