Toy American Eskimo

The face, coat, and lush tail of this dog identify it as a spitz-type breed. The pointed muzzle and erect ears are foxlike, its coat is long and thick, and its tail is well-plumed and carried in a curl over the back. Although a small dog, it is nevertheless sturdy, well-muscled, and powerful with a broad back. Solid white is the preferred coat colour, although it can sometimes be found with cream-or biscuit-coloured markings.

History of Toy American Eskimo

Descended from the German Spitz, American breeders favoured the white form and concentrated their efforts into developing this single colour type.

Remark

Apart from size, all three American Eskimo dogs are judged against the same standard.

Identification keys of Toy American Eskimo

  • erect, triangular ears
  • plumed tail, set high and carried over the back
  • short, sturdy legs

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