variants: or less commonly American Eskimo Dog or American Eskimo
Definition of American Eskimo dog
: any of a breed of small or medium-sized dogs developed in the U.S. from the spitz type that have a thick white coat, erect triangular ears, and a tail densely covered with long hair The breed usually makes a good pet, and adult American Eskimo dogs grow no larger than 25 to 30 pounds each.— Robert Kelly, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8 Feb. 1999 The American Eskimo Dog is intelligent, alert and friendly, although slightly conservative. — The Complete Dog Book, 19th edition, 1997 American Eskimos are recognized for their endless reserves of energy and guard-dog instincts, and amid all the hubbub of a dog show, she is easily distracted.— Jeremy Brown, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, 11 Feb. 2002
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