The American Eskimo can be traced back over 6000 years through the spitz family, to the German Spitz in particular, and not according to popular belief from to of the sled dogs in the Working Group. It was formally called the American Eskimo in 1913 when it became recognized by the United Kennel Club. A national club was formed in 1969 to help to preserve the breed, and then in 1994, it became recognized by the AKC. This snow-white dog has gained much popularity in the last 15 years. The American Eskimo comes in 3 sizes: toy, miniature, and standard.