The American Eskimo Dog, descendent of the German Spitz, is a loving guardian and companion animal. He is always white in color or with biscuit, a picture of strength and agility, and often called “The Dog Beautiful”. The face is of Nordic type with erect triangular shaped ears, with distinctive black points (eyes, nose and lips). The white double coat consists of a short, dense undercoat, with longer guard hair growing through it forming the outer coat and distinctive breeches. The richly plumed tail is carried loosely on the back. AKC recognizes three varieties of the American Eskimo Dog, based on size: Standard, Miniature and Toy.