The American Eagle Dog is a mixed breed, so they don’t have history as their own breed. Both parent breeds, however, are well known and loved. Beagles became popular in England very early in the breed’s history. Extremely small beagles, called Glove Beagles, were popular from the 1300s to 1500s. They reportedly were small enough to be held in a gloved hand. There’s also mention of Singing Beagles, named for their bugling voices. The American Kennel Club and the first Beagle specialty club both were founded in 1884. In that same year, the AKC began registering Beagles. From there, their popularity in hunting grew. While this breed is energetic and driven, they can make wonderful family pets with the right insight into their care. The true origin of the American Eskimo Dog is unknown. What is known is that in the United States, small, white Spitz-type dogs were commonly found in German immigrant communities. These dogs were most likely descendants of white Keeshonden, or large white Pomeranians. They came to be known collectively as the “American Spitz.” The American Eskimo Dog was a popular entertainer in the many circuses traveling throughout the United States during the 19th century. In 1917, the American Spitz was renamed the American Eskimo Dog, though today we have little insight into why the change was made. The American Eskimo Dog Club of America was founded in 1985, and in 1995, the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in the Non-Sporting Group. This breed was primarily used for entertainment in the past, and this hasn’t changed. These goofy companions continue to amuse.