I am thinking of purchasing an American Eskimo dog. My family and I travel a lot (especially during the summer), and I'm sure there will be times when we will not be able to take the dog with us. Is it ok to leave it (for 1-3 weeks) at the home of a person who comes about once a week for 3 hours at a time? This person currently lives alone 1.5 hours away (in Long Island), is quite good with dogs, and has no pets. Assume that he will walk the dog as often as we would.
If this happens not to be a viable option at the time because that person is also away, can the Eskie be left with a dogsitter (that it has never seen before)? Some of you will go "duh, that's what dogsitters are made for!" but I have heard that American Eskimos are very wary of strangers.
Also, does anyone know of any trustworthy (and fair-price) dogsitters around Stuyvesant Town (lower east side of NYC, New York, USA)?
The only reason I used "it" as opposed to "he/she" is to avoid confusion (some people, when seeing "he/she", will assume I am talking about a human.