If it's true that one only gets 15 minutes in the spotlight, American Eskimo Dogs are certainly getting their time now.
The American Eskimo Dog, a fluffy, fluffy white dog, is everywhere. They're in the news, thanks to a recent, massive puppy mill raid in the west. And they're on the big screen in a hit summer movie.
One of the breed has been stealing scenes in The Proposal. People magazine reports that audience have been falling for Kevin, the fluffball of an American Eskimo dog that appears alongside Sandra Bullock, Betty White and Ryan Reynolds.
In real life, People reports, Kevin was portrayed by four different pooches: Flurry, Sitka, Nanu and Winter.
Meanwhile, nearly 400 American Eskimo dogs and puppies were rescued from a Washington state puppy mill. Though the dogs were living in deplorable conditions, some of them are already finding homes in Washington and Oregon.
Here's some good news from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer about a couple that adopted two of the minature dogs.
Barbara Arenal of HEART (Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team) carries a pair of American Eskimo dogs from a trailer transport to kennels at the Spokane Humane Society in Spokane, Wa. They were among the 371 rescued from the Sun Valley Kennel in Kennewick, Wa. last month. AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle.