American Eskimo dog

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American Eskimo dog

n.
A dog of a small to medium-sized breed developed in the United States from European spitzes, having a thick white or white and cream coat, erect ears, and a plumed tail, and formerly popular in circus acts.
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Dear Annie: This is in response to "Adopt or Shop." Our first dog was an American Eskimo spitz puppy, who died when she was only 2 1/2 years old from myriad congenital disorders resulting from a puppy mill.
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