Tag Archives: Canadian


Courtesy of Bert-Jan Elfrink published in Mushing Magazine (www.mushing.com) March 1, 2006 By Sandy Moore Freight history Some breeds of freight dogs (such as the Siberian Husky, Samoyed, and Inuit sled dog) were developed over centuries. Human and dog depended on each other in the harsh arctic environment. Dogs had to come when called, accept the […]

History: Admiral Peray at the North Pole

Courtesy of Bert-Jan Elfrink published in Mushing Magazine (www.mushing.com) September 1, 2009 By Ried Holien Robert Edwin Peary stood shakily as his steamer pushed farther north than any ship ever had under its own power. His discomfort resulted in part from “an enormous squadron of floating icebergs,” but also from his incomplete feet. He lost eight […]

Runners of mud and ice: The Historic Qamutiik

Courtesy of Bert-Jan Elfrink Published in Mushing Magazine (www.mushing.com) March 1, 2010 By Miriam Korner At first sight a modern qamutiik looks simple in design: Two wooden runners, cut out of a 2×8, maybe 12 feet long, pack board as runner plastic underneath and a bunch of 1×4 crosspieces tied on top and ready is the […]

Yellowknife Journal; In Far North, Fabled Dogs Come Bounding Back

Courtesy of Bert-Jan Elfrink By JAMES BROOKE Published: January 31, 2001 With howling and yipping rising from behind chain-link fences, a noisy dog kennel in an industrial suburb here is an unexpected place to find a species bouncing back exuberantly from the brink of extinction. Ears erect, bushy tails curled over their backs, powerfully built Canadian […]

Glover’s Standard Guide to Pure Bred Dog

Courtesy of Bert-Jan Elfrink Greenland Dog (Gronlandshund) Considerable difference of opinion still exists concerning the names of the arctic sledge-hauling dogs. The Alaskan Malamute and the Siberian Husky have been successfully separated in name, classification and recognition by the major canine authorities, but there is still some confusion concerning the Gronlandshund and the Eskimo Dog, some authorities still dividing the […]

The Eskimo Dog

Courtesy of Bert-Jan Elfrink Published: Dog World (America) September 1976 from an article by Thomas M Gately In 1974 I judged for the first time in Canada. My assignment included all Working breeds, and listed among these is the Eskimo Dog. In my 1935 copy of AKC’s official book “Pure-Bred Dogs,” there is a picture of this breed and a standard […]

A new breeder joined us: Rebecca Lewis

We have just updated the Dogs Database on our website: https://canadianinuitdogs.com with all the dogs of Rebecca Lewis and Dai Lewis who breed Canadian Eskimo Dogs in UK. Thanks for your support Becky, we hope many other breeders will share their information with us. So fare we have 140 dogs in our database, but we […]

Of Dogs and Men: Fifty Years in the Antarctic

Day after day, week after week, they had moved further into a great white world that only the wind and the snow gods knew – nine dogs pulling a sledge with a driver skiing alongside, followed at a distance of a few hundred yards by another team of dogs and driver. Buy form Amazon.   […]