The Eskifon is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the American Eskimo and the Brussels Griffon. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
"Emma is now 1 year old and her temperament has mellowed somewhat. She is still very excitable when meeting new people (as always, both 2 or four legged). She does not show any of the Griffon traits related to hunting rodents. In fact, she finds squirrels and rabbits both to be wonderful playmates when she is loose in a fenced area. Her core operating system command seems to be, “All living things must be licked!” She remains fairly self-willed, but is responsive to commands “most” of the time. It is clear that she knows what is wanted, but she seems to pick and choose when to listen. For people interested in an Eskifon, the closest description of Emma’s temperament would be that of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. Not all, but most of the description of that breed’s temperament would apply to Emma, especially the need to be leashed or contained at all times. She is just too interested in every other living being."
ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR