Who was the kennel in Ohio that started the American eskimo dog?

A member of the Spitz family, the "Eskie" descended from the European Spitz', including the white German Spitz, the white Keeshond, the white Pomeranian and the white Italian Spitz. Contrary to its name, the breed has nothing to do with the Eskimo culture. During the 19th century in America, the breed performed regularly in trick-dog acts in traveling circuses throughout America, prized for their beautiful appearance, intelligence and agility.