Definition of Eskimo dog in English:

Eskimo dog


  • (Also "Canadian Eskimo dog") a large, powerful dog developed by the Inuit in the Arctic and used for pulling sleds, having a thick double coat, pointed muzzle, bushy curved tail, and erect ears; this breed of dog.

    The smaller American Eskimo dog is descended from the German Spitz and was developed as a pet rather than a working dog.


Late 18th century.