The American Indian dog is a pleasant creature with nearly almond shaped eyes that shine with an intelligent gleam. This beloved canine is bred in two sizes with two different hair lengths and coat colors. They sometimes have a curled tail, much like the Alaskan Malamute but are usually preferred with a long tail held down. A bend may be present near the tip of the tail when held in this position. The canine’s head is broad with upright ears. Coat color can be anywhere from silver to black with some American Indian dog puppies born with a tortoiseshell coloration. Native Americans sometimes referred to the tortoiseshell version as the “Spirit Dog”.