If you want to know what makes an Eskimo dog so special, just ask Sandy Wingert of Mahoning Township.
"For me, their beauty captured me," said Wingert, who has six Eskimos and has even shown the breed at the prestigious Westminster Dog Show.
"They're intelligent," she continued. "They just want to be with you. They're a good companion dog. They're always willing to please. They want to make you happy."
Wingert hosted a gathering of Eskimo dogs and owners at the Lehigh Canal in Weissport, recently. Attendees were from as far away as New Hampshire and Buffalo, N.Y.